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Posts tagged Helianthus

April 19, 2012

 

Helenium

Preparing Now For September Color

Spring is the time to prepare for fall, so this month is a good time to think about your September garden.

April 12, 2012

 

coneflowers

Preparing For August Blooms: Top Midwestern Perennials

A list of the plants that carry my garden through the tough days of August.

September 22, 2011

 

Colorful flower garden.

Pleasing Color Schemes

When we consistently plant the colors we like, it usually happens that the color scheme pleases us overall.

September 30, 2010

 

crepe myrtle

“Survivor Plants” Remain Elegant Even In Hot, Dry Weather

Natives with long tap roots like the bright orange butterfly weed are completely unfazed by the heat, as are shrubs like crepe myrtle and caryopteris.

August 6, 2009

 

The daisy, close up.

A Large Family (Daisies)

Daisies are members of the Compositae family, which consists of 950 different genera and over 20,000 species.

July 16, 2009

 

A Japanese Beetle on a yellow flower.

Picking Them Off (Japanese Beetles)

Japanese Beetles love roses, hollyhocks, crepe myrtle and hibiscus especially, and I dislike them with a passion for ruining my flowers.

August 31, 2006

 

sunflower

Helianthus

I love it for its wealth of golden flowers, which fill my vases from mid summer to mid fall.

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