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January 22, 2015


Tall And Thin

I am dreaming this winter of tall, thin trees, ...and these need no trimming.

December 11, 2014


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Gas Plant: Tough Little Babies

Lovely pink or white spikes of bloom and handsome foliage (that is unappetizing to deer) more than compensate for the initial anxiety this plant creates.

November 27, 2014



Achillea Cultivars

Achillea is the botanical name for yarrow and was named after Homer’s hero of the Trojan wars--Achilles.

November 13, 2014



Classic Plants

Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.

October 30, 2014




This genus of plants are commonly called anise hyssops and are in the mint family.

October 16, 2014


joe pye weed

Smaller And Better

Dwarf varieties of old favorites are much more suitable for small yards.

August 14, 2014


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Strong Colors

Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.

November 28, 2013



The Euphorbia Species

Herbaceous perennials that can exist with minimal water include artemisia, coreopsis, sedum, yarrow, yucca and the euphorbia species.

June 13, 2013


reformed snob

A Reformed Snob

Adversity has taught this gardener to cherish every flower that blooms, no matter what its color or its smell.

November 22, 2012



Spicebush Provides A Refined Softness To A Shady Landscape

Lindera benzoin, commonly known as spicebush, is a native multi-stemmed, understory shrub that can grow as wide as it is tall.

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