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IN ONE YARD: Close to Nature, Book 2.
W. Hatch, 2020, HB, 215pp, 2 pounds. $30.00
Another epic work by Warren Hatch! Page after page of stunning photographs showing the incredible beauty and diversity of organisms found 'in one yard'. Insects, arachnids, mollusks, flowers, pollen, seeds, soil organisms, fungi, lichens, mosses, and more. Warren's photographic skills are world class, and he has dedicated his life to showing people the hidden beauties that are all around us.

MALVACEAE. Warm-region, often showy Asian herbs. Many are edible, including okra; some kinds have edible leaves. Formerly classed as Hibiscus. Sow early indoors for prolonged bloom. Full sun and heat resistant. Germinates in about 10 days.
—Abelmoschus Manihot. (25) ABEL-14. Packet: $2.50
Large yellow to white 3 - 5" flowers with purple eyes. Tall tender perennial to 3 - 9 feet, with large palmately divided leaves. Tropical Asia. Grow as an annual in the North, and may be mulched and held over winter in the middle states. Easy from seed. The leaves are eaten raw or cooked and the buds are also eaten. Hot water or lightly nick seed to germinate in 1 - 2 weeks.

—Achillea Millefolium rubra. (500) ACH-20R. Packet: $2.50
1/4 Ounce: $7.50, Ounce: $15.00
'ROSY RED YARROW'. Nice deep reddish-pink flowers in flat 2 - 6" clusters in June to September. Hardy perennial to 1 - 2 feet, with delicate feathery leaves. North Hemisphere. An old-fashioned carefree favorite, good for naturalizing in meadows. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks warm.
—Achillea nobilis. (1000) ACH-23. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50

'NOBLE YARROW', 'GLACIER YARROW'. Creamy yellow flowers in summer on a hardy perennial to 20". Europe and S. Russia. Zone 5. Used for tea and for flavoring liqueurs.

—Agastache aurantiaca 'Fragrant Delight'. (50) AGAS-1F. Packet: $3.00

'HUMMINGBIRD MINT'. The whole plant is sweetly fragrant. Tender perennial to 2 feet, with spikes of flowers in apricot, yellow, raspberry, and lilac. Attracts beneficial insects and hummingbirds. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.

AKEBIA (a-KEE-bee-a)

LARDIZABALACEAE. East Asian twining shrubs grown for their attractive foliage and peculiar flowers and fruit. Best in sun and well-drained soil. Germinates readily after 1 month cold treatment.
—Akebia quinata. (10) AKEB-5. Packet: $2.50
Fresh seed stored moist and refrigerated.
'CHOCOLATE VINE', 'FIVE-LEAF'. Odd rosy purple (male) or purple brown (female), three petaled, 1/4 - 1 1/2" very sweetly fragrant flowers in pendant clusters in April and May. Peculiar sausage shaped dark purple 3 - 5" edible fruits with sweetish yellow green pulp. Twining shrub to 15 - 20 feet, with handsome 5-parted foliage. NE Asia. Zone 4 or 5. The leaves are used for tea in Japan. "Very graceful and desirable."—A. Rehder.

—Allium karataviense. (20) ALUM-45. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50
'BLUE TONGUE LEEK'. White-lilac starry flowers in giant round balls up to 8 - 12" across. Ornamental grey-green 4" wide leaves mottled purple. Central Asia. Zone 5. Very hardy. Give outdoor cold treatment and hold pots several years for complete germination, as varying temperatures help.

—Apocynum cannabinum. (100) APOC-7. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50
'INDIAN HEMP DOGBANE', 'RHEUMATISM ROOT'. Small white bell-shaped flowers on a hardy perennial to 4 feet, with ovate 2 - 6" leaves and slender paired pods. North America. Zone 4. Good perennial for naturalizing, best in moist part shade. Indians made strong fiber from the stems, chewed the latex like gum, and the root is valued medicinally as an emetic and cardiac stimulant. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.

—Aquilegia formosa. (100) AQUI-16. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50

'WESTERN COLUMBINE'. Nodding red and yellow short-spurred flowers in spring. Hardy perennial to 2 feet. Western U.S. Zone 3. Prechill seed.
—Aquilegia nevadensis. (20) AQUI-33. Packet: $2.50
Nodding pale blue-purple flowers with curved spurs. Hardy perennial to 2 feet. Spain. Zone 5.
—Aquilegia sibirica. (25) AQUI-44. Packet: $2.50
'SIBERIAN COLUMBINE'. Large blue nodding flowers with white centers and hooked spurs, held above the foliage. Very hardy perennial to 16", blooming in spring. Siberia. Zone 2. Germ: irregular.

—Aristolochia Clematitis. (10) ARST-4. Packet: $3.00
'BIRTHWORT'. Clustered bright yellow oddly shaped 1 1/2" flowers from May to July. Upright hardy perennial to 1 - 3 feet, with heart-shaped leaves. S. Europe. An old medicinal plant, known to the ancient Greeks, long used as an emmenagogue, to aid childbirth, and as snakebite antidote. GA-3 helps germination.
Aristolochia watsonii. (10) ARST-106.
'WATSON'S PIPEVINE'. Odd narrow purple-brown and yellowish inch long flowers. Desert vine, sprawling to 3 feet, with red-purple arrowhead- shaped leaves. Forms a tuber. Arizona and New Mexico. Put in hot tap water and soak 2 days.

—Artemisia californica. ARTE-10. Packet: $2.50

'COAST SAGEBRUSH', 'OLD MAN'. Fragrant grey shrub to 1 - 5 feet, with finely divided thread-like leaves and long panicles of tiny, nodding flowers in July to Sept. Common on exposed dry rocky slopes of coastal California. The fragrant foliage was a highly valued medicine among the Indians and Spanish Californians. Early miners used the branches as a flea repellent. When burned or placed on coals, they produce a fragrant smoke.
—Artemisia laxa. (50) ARTE-27. Packet: $2.50
'ALPINE WORMWOOD'. Yellow flowers in July to September, on a mat forming hardy perennial to 4 - 8", with intensely fragrant divided foliage. Alps. Zone 3.

ASTER (A-ster)
COMPOS1TAE. Attractive herbaceous perennials with daisy-like flowers Worldwide distribution. They are among the best plants for borders and roadsides. The various species germinate in 1 - 6 weeks sown in spring and up to June and July for bloom the following year. Most do well in the garden, but preferences range from poor dry shallow soil in full sun, to deep moist soil and shade. Good fall bloom.
—Aster novae-belgii. (250) AST-70. Packet: $2.50
Purple 1" flowers on the whole plant in September and October. Hardy perennial to 4 - 7 feet. Zone 2.

ATHYRIUM (a-THEE-ree-um)
POLYPODIACEAE. Widely distributed ferns. Easily grown in rich damp soil and part shade. See Fern Spores for germination.
—Athyrium Filix-femina. ATHY-14. Packet: $2.50
'LADY FERN'. Graceful, easily grown fern with arching bright green 3 foot fronds. Hardy and forms nice clumps. N. Hemisphere. Zone 3.

—Balsamorhiza deltoidea. (50) BALS-7. Packet: $2.50
5 grams: $15.00

Large yellow 2 - 4" flowers. Showy perennial to 3 feet, with foot-long leaves. Western U.S. Drought resistant and stands harsh conditions. Seeds were eaten, and the root used medicinally by Indians.

BELAMCANDA (bell-am-KAN-da)
IRIDACEAE. Two E. Asian hardy perennials. Easily grown, preferring full sun and good drainage.
—Belamcanda chinensis. (50) BELA-6. Packet: $2.50
Ounce: $7.50, 1/4 pound: $25.00
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'BLACKBERRY LILY', 'SHE GAN'. Deep orange 2" flowers with red spots, blooming in early summer, followed by ornamental clusters of black seeds. Hardy perennial to 1 - 4 feet, with iris-like leaves. China, Japan. Zone 5. The rhizome is an important Chinese medicine, and has been shown to be antifungal and antiviral. Young leaves have been eaten. Germinates in 2 - 12 weeks at warm temperatures.

BETULA (BE-tu-la)
BETULACEAE. 'BIRCH'. Hardy ornamental N. Hemisphere trees and shrubs, most preferring moist sandy soils. Valued for their graceful habit, and some for timber. They range to 70° N. latitude. Best from seed sown in fall. If given light, they do not need cold treatment.
—Betula lenta. (500) BETU-14. Packet: $2.50
5 Grams: $10.00
'SWEET or CHERRY BIRCH'. Tree to 15 - 70 feet, with dark reddish brown aromatic bark, and 2 - 5" leaves. Round headed when young, pendulous with age. E. U.S. Zone 3. The bark and twigs have a strong wintergreen flavor, containing methylsalicylate, and are an official source of Oil of Wintergreen. The leaves have been used for tea and the sap fermented for 'birch beer'. The inner bark has been eaten, and the richly marked wood valued for cabinetry. Sow on the surface, germination irregular.

—Bidens aristosa. (100) BIDE-1. Packet: $2.50

Showy yellow 1 - 2" flowers in mid to late summer on a hardy annual to 1 - 4 feet. Central U.S. Attracts pollinators and birds eat the seeds. Likes wet soil to germinate.
—Bidens bipinnata. (50) BIDE-4. Packet: $2.50
'SPANISH NEEDLES'. Small yellow flowers on a hardy annual to 5 feet, with attractively divided leaves. E. Asia & E. U.S. Used in Chinese medicine.

BUTIA (BOO-tee-a)
PALMAE. 'YATAY PALMS'. Attractive small feather-leaved South American palms grown for ornament and fruit. Some are fairly hardy. Soak seed for a day or two & plant in sterile soil or sandy peat. Keep warm and inspect for roots now & then — as the seeds sprout, pot up. May take up to 3 years.
—Butia capitata. (10) BUTI-4. Packet: $2.50
'PINDO, JELLY, or PEACH PALM'. Small palm to 10 - 20 feet, with gracefully arching, grey-green, 8 - 12 foot fronds. Brazil 8c Uraguay. Produces large clusters of fragrant yellow inch-wide edible fruits. "Fruit is delicious — a complex orange/Peach/mango taste. Nut is very hard, but if cracked tastes like coconut."—A. Lord. Nut polished and used as beads. One of the hardiest palms — to 15F.

—Camassia Leichtlinii Pink. (50) CAMA-15P. Packet: $2.50

A nice pink form. Prechill 8 weeks.
—Camassia Leichtlinii Mix. (25) CAMA-15X. Packet: $2.50
Mixed blue and purple shades. Prechill 8 weeks.

—Campanula Medium Single Mixed. (1000) CAMP-1X. Packet: $2.50
10 grams: $7.50 (about 3700 seeds per gram), 50 grams: $15.00
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'CANTERBURY BELLS'. Large single flowers in mixed shades of white, blue, rose, and lilac, in loose racemes on stems to 2 - 3 feet or more; excellent for late spring and summer bloom. Zone 5. Beautiful and easily grown garden plants, these sturdy flowers can be sown in late summer for bloom in spring, or started in March for bloom the same season. If the flowers are cut they may bloom again the following spring. The beautiful bell-shaped flowers are about 2" long and an inch wide. They last well when cut. Surface sow, needs light, germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.

APOCYNACEAE. 'HEDGE THORN'. Evergreen spiny shrubs, densely branched. Grown for hedges and some for edible fruits. Most soils suitable. Good in coastal gardens. Blooms best in full sun but will stand considerable shade. Stands only a few degrees of frost; best in California and the South.
—Carissa grandiflora. (20) CARIS-10. Packet: $2.50
5 Grams: $20.00 (about 400 seed)
'AMANTUNGULA'. White, scented flowers followed by red edible fruits. Attractive dense evergreen shrub to 3 - 13 feet. South Africa. Ideal for difficult coastal gardens. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.

CASUARINA (kas-u-a-REE-na)
CASUARINACEAE. Odd, leafless, evergreen hardwood trees of striking appearance. The thin, leafless, jointed branches resemble pine needles at a distance, horsetails close up. Male flowers in spikes, females in heads forming dry cones. Remarkable for their fast growth, tolerating dry or wet, brackish and alkaline soils, excellent by the seaside to hold sand dunes, and in desert areas. Long lived, and produce hard, durable wood with attractive grain, and quick burning firewood. Hardy to 15°F, excellent street trees in California and the South. Easy from seed, which is long-lived, 12 years or more. Germinates in 1 - 3 months. These peculiar trees are not closely related to any other plants.
—Casuarina equisetifolia.( 1000) CASU-5. Packet: $2.50
'AUSTRALIAN PINE', 'HORSETAIL TREE'. Fast-growing tree to 60 feet, with weeping grey-green foliage and 1" cones. Australia. Zone 9. Stands drought down to 8" rain per year, and stands salt spray and is a good dune stabilizer. Nitrogen-fixing. The hard wood is used for tools, and burns with great heat, "Called the best firewood in the world."—National Academy of Sciences.

BIGNONIACEAE. Ornamental trees grown for their magnificent pyramidal clusters of showy, foxglove-like flowers. Easily grown deciduous trees, valued for shade and avenue, and for the durable wood, used for fenceposts. Name comes from the Cherokee name for the tree. Easy from seed.
—Catalpa X Fargesii Ecos Strain. (20) CATL-9E. Packet: $2.50
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'ECOS CATALPA'. Developed by Ken Asmus of Oikos Tree Crops from a chance natural hybrid, this strain flowers when only 2 - 4 years old and 1 - 2 feet tall. Some even bloom when 6" tall! White 1 1/2" flowers with purple dots, in 6" clusters, followed by 12 - 18" bean-like pods. Small tree, the ultimate height still unknown, with heart-shaped 6" leaves. Pest and disease resistant, and hardy to at least 25°F. Germinates in 2 weeks or so.
—Catalpa ovata. (50) CATL-18. Packet: $2.50

'CHINESE CATALPA', 'CHIO-CH'IU' (Chinese name). Large clusters of fragrant small yellow 3/4" bells marked with orange, red and purple. June. Ovate or three-lobed 10" leaves. Tree to 30 feet. China. Quite hardy. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.

—Centaurea dealbata. (50) CENT-20. Packet: $2.50
Large rosy-purple 2" flowers in summer. Hardy perennial to 4 feet, with pinnate leaves. Caucasus. Zone 3. Good for cut flowers & dried arrangements.
—Centaurea macrocephala. (50) CENT-38. Packet: $2.50
10 grams: $7.50
'GLOBE CORNFLOWER'. Huge golden yellow egg-shaped flowers up to 4" across. Hardy perennial to 3 feet. Armenia. Zone 3. Excellent, long-lasting cut-flowers. Dries well. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.

RUBIACEAE. Showy shrubs or small trees with ball-like flower clusters. Easy in moist soils and at the edges of streams and ponds. Seed germinates readily in 10 - 20 days if surface sown; needs light.
—Cephalanthus occidentalis. CEPS-18. Packet: $2.50
5 grams: $7.50

'BUTTONBUSH', 'PINCUSHIONS'. Creamy white tubular flowers in dense, long-stalked inch-wide balls from June to Sept. Handsome hardy shrub to 3 - 20 feet, with glossy 3 - 6" leaves. North America and eastern Asia.

—Clarkia rhomboidea. (100) CLAR-21. Packet: $2.50
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'DIAMOND CLARKIA'. Lavender to pinkish inch-wide flowers with darker spots. Hardy annual to 3 feet. Western U.S. Both the petals and seeds are somewhat diamond-shaped. The seeds were eaten by the Yana. Germinates in 2 - 6 weeks.

—Clematis O.P. F-2 Hybrids. (25) CLEM-F2H. Packet: $2.50

Large flowers in pink and purple shades.

LILIACEAE. Several tender bulbs, sometimes classed in Zephyranthes. Good in dry areas, coming up and blooming a few days after a rain. Easily grown, seed germinates readily. Lift bulbs in the North.
—Cooperia Drummondii. (=Zephyranthes Drummondii and Z. brazoensis) (10) COOP-7. Packet: $2.50
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'RAIN LILY', 'FAIRY LILY'. Fragrant white 1 - 2" wide flowers open at dusk and stay open a day or two. To 9 - 12", with narrow, grass-like leaves. Blooms spring through fall after rainfall. Texas. Zone 7. Does well in gardens. Germinates in a week.

CORNACEAE. Well-known ornamental shrubs and small trees with handsome foliage, flowers, and fruits. They include some of our most striking native trees, often with brilliant fall color. Good in both sun and shade, easy in almost any soil. The name 'dogwood' is said to come from the use of a bark tea to wash mangy dogs in old England, though children enjoy being told 'its because of their bark'. Sow in fall; often germinates the second spring. Or try giving 60 days warm, then 60 -120 days cold, or nick seed then give cold. Summer sowing often works, for germination the next spring. Seed viable 2 - 4 years, but is best fresh.
—Cornus Kousa 'Rubra'. (25) CORS-22R. Packet: $2.50
'PINK JAPANESE DOGWOOD'. Pink or rose flowers on the parent trees, but likely to vary considerably from seed.

—Corydalis Scouleri. (25) CORY-26. Packet: $2.50

Abundant inch-long rosy pink flowers in spikes in May and June, held above the ferny foliage. Hardy spreading perennial to 3 feet. Pacific NW. Likes moist shady spots.


—Cyclamen hederifolium. (25) CYCL-11. Packet: $2.50
'IVY-LEAF CYCLAMEN'. Soft rose-pink and white inch-long flowers on 3 - 4" stems. Large, ivy-like, heart-shaped, silver-mottled 5" leaves. S. Europe to Turkey. One of the most reliably hardy species, to Zone 5 at least. Blooms late summer and fall, after the leaves die back. Germinates irregularly, the roots forming in 3 - 16 weeks, the leaves show 1 - 2 months later.

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