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A lot of the best plant combinations in my yard have occurred without my conscious intervention.

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Josephine’s name will always be synonymous with roses.

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Mulch that has already been paid for is like money in the bank.

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This is the time of year to enjoy roses in our gardens. Here are some poems about these lovely flowers.

June 18, 2015

 

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Modern gardeners benefit from the patient work of centuries of flower breeders.

June 11, 2015

 

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I often mutter to myself and also to the plants in my garden, and perhaps you do too.

June 4, 2015

 

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Names For Roses

About 2,500 years ago, the Greek poet Sappho called the rose the “queen of flowers.”

May 28, 2015

 

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May 21, 2015

 

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Lilac Breeding

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