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Posts tagged Monarda

October 30, 2014




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

October 3, 2013



Rejuvenation: Making An Old Flower Bed Young Again

I have just finished a complete overhaul of my oldest garden bed.

January 17, 2013


purple loosestrife

Invasive Purple Loosestrife

It's illegal to buy, sell or plant purple loosestrife, and It's banned in nurseries and farmer's markets.

November 4, 2010


next summer flower bed-crop

To Be Remedied Next Summer

In the fall when I look at my garden, and possibly when you look at yours, there are so many things that seem to need a remedy next summer.

February 4, 2010


zucchini blossoms

Edible Flowers

There are many plants that produce edible flowers and are safe to eat if they are grown without the use of pesticides.

August 13, 2009


A gorgeous bouqet of read and orange freesias.

Build a Bouquet

In the dog days of summer, walking through the garden is certainly preferable to working in it.

May 29, 2008


'Silver Carpet' Lamb's Ears

Common Names

Like people, plants have more than one formal name: the genus name, the species name, often a cultivar name, as well as a common name. Learn more...

July 2, 2004


monarda flowers


Monarda, also known as Bergamot, leaves are a popular flavor for tea, though the leaves hold no interest at all for grazing deer...

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