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September 3, 2015

 

Russian sage

Plant Partners

Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!

August 27, 2015

 

soil

Drainage

It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.

August 20, 2015

 

curlicue sage

Durable Plants

Silver-leaved plants like Artemisia and sage are heat and drought tolerant as well as being unappetizing to deer and rabbits.

August 13, 2015

 

Verbena bonariensis

Tall, Skinny, Sun-Loving Verbena Bonariensis

This plant looks a bit like a stick figure with arms and a small mop of lavender blooms on top, mimicking hair.

August 6, 2015

 

Mexican sunflower

Mexican Sunflowers

These easy-to-grow plants are sometimes used as flowering screens or hedges for privacy in small yards.

July 30, 2015

 

strawflowers

Everlasting Flowers

Strawflowers, sometimes called “everlasting flowers,” can be used in fresh arrangements, as well as dried for winter bouquets.

July 23, 2015

 

ajuga

Serendipity

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

July 16, 2015

 

making mistakes

Making Mistakes

In the garden, it seems easier to remember that perfection is not the goal.

July 9, 2015

 

empress josephine

Empress Josephine

Josephine’s name will always be synonymous with roses.

July 2, 2015

 

mulch

Mulch

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

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