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November 26, 2015



Plant Origins

Sometimes plants are given names that identify them with their geographical origin.

November 19, 2015



Eupatorium Species

Many gardens don’t have room for such big plants! But in those that do, Joe Pye weed is sure to please both humans...and butterflies.

November 12, 2015




Their flowers have two lips, a bit like snapdragon blooms, and there are approximately 250 species in the genus.

November 5, 2015


carpeting plants

Carpeting Plants

The denser the "plant carpet," the better suppression of weeds it will provide.

October 29, 2015


creeping jenny

Thugs Of The Garden

These so-called thugs are plants that cover the ground so fast that if left to their own devices they eventually crowd out every other plant in a bed.

October 22, 2015



Flowers For Shade

It’s possible to have colorful shade gardens that have a continual sequence of bloom.

October 15, 2015


meadow rue

Thalictrum Species Do Well In Shade

All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.

October 8, 2015


accent bulbs

Unusual Bulbs That Draw The Eye

Fall is the time to be thinking about next spring and especially which new spring-blooming bulbs to plant.

October 1, 2015



Botanical Heirlooms: Peonies

You may think that you have little that is valuable to bequeath to family and friends...

September 24, 2015




Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.

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