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June 28, 2012

 

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Resilient Catmint

What is there not to like about a pretty, serviceable and deer-resistant plant that endures hot, dry conditions?

January 19, 2012

 

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Sold On Salvia

There are over 900 species of salvias, and it is the largest genus in the mint family.

November 3, 2011

 

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Tried And True Plants

As I look at my fall garden, I am reminded of the plants that persist year after year regardless of both neglect and challenging weather conditions.

September 15, 2011

 

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Vigorous Morning Glories

The plant will grow in relatively poor soil and once established is drought tolerant. All parts of the plant are poisonous so immune to foraging deer.

August 18, 2011

 

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Good Old Marigolds

Like chrysanthemums, marigolds are such serviceable flowers, and as one becomes a seasoned gardener “serviceable” becomes a most welcome descriptor.

August 12, 2010

 

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Peony Problems: Buds But No Blossoms?

Many of us in the Midwest are planting even more peonies than ever. These easy-care plants do have some problems. One is buds that never develop into blooms.

July 29, 2010

 

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Adding Charm Throughout The Year: Airy Perovskia

Perovskia has a handsome branching habit and looks airy with small grey leaves in spring, blue flowers in summer, and white skeletal branches in fall & winter.

July 15, 2010

 

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Stalwarts In The Garden: Hardy Hellebores

Although their early spring blooms are especially treasured, hellebores are stalwarts in the garden during all seasons.

June 24, 2010

 

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Euphorbia (spurge): A Vigorous Relative Of Poinsettia

Euphorbia, commonly called spurge, is a succulent and is a valuable plant for use in hot dry sites.

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