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April 13, 2017

 

blue bottle gentian

Lavenders & Blues

Today we're focusing on blossoms with blue and lavender colors.

April 6, 2017

 

dormancy

Dormancy

Early spring warmth causes some plants to break dormancy too soon with the result that they are damaged if it turns cold again.

March 30, 2017

 

native shrub

Native Shrubs

We need native plants in our gardens, since natives are a vital part of a healthy eco-system.

March 23, 2017

 

Joseph Hooker

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.

February 2, 2017

 

magnolia genus

Magnolia Genus

The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).

November 23, 2016

 

goldenrod

Solidago

For bouquets, cut the goldenrod before the buds open, when they last well and no pollen is released.

August 4, 2016

 

american hornbeam

American Hornbeam

The unusual "muscular" bark of this native tree adds visual interest to the winter landscape.

June 16, 2016

 

kniphofia flower and blue sky

Vertical Accents: Create Exclamation Points In A Border

There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.

November 19, 2015

 

eupatorium

Eupatorium Species

Many gardens don’t have room for such big plants! But in those that do, Joe Pye weed is sure to please both humans...and butterflies.

March 12, 2015

 

carolina silverbell

Carolina Silverbell Tree

Carolina Silverbells used to be hard to find and were rarely seen in home gardens, but now I'm determined to find one!

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