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Posts tagged North American

February 19, 2015


magnolia virginiana

My Dear Magnolia Virginiana

Sweetbay Magnolia flowers have a citrusy fragrance that makes me want to sniff them whenever I am nearby.

September 4, 2014


native wildflowers

Native Wildflowers

It's best to purchase wildflower seeds and plants from nurseries that specialize in natives.

July 31, 2008


light purple wild phlox

Fragrant Phlox

Experience the Victorian charm of these beautiful and fragrant blossoms.

October 11, 2007


gaillardia flower


Their daisy flowers have red, yellow, orange and maroon shades that remind us of the rich colors of the blankets woven by the Native Americans.

September 27, 2007


hyssop flower and butterfly


Sage and lavender are used extensively in perennial borders but there is another, hyssop, that deserves more attention than it currently receives.

August 3, 2006


white marrow flowers

Achillea: Yarrow

They are a good perennial for gardens visited by deer, who tend to avoid the aromatic plants.

June 20, 2006


eupatorium flowers


There are about 40 Eupatarium species of native North American wildflowers available and they like room to romp and form large clumps.

August 27, 2004


purple aster

Fall Blooming Asters

A farmer may still refer to asters as weeds. However, the explorers who came to this country about two centuries ago, recognized their horticultural value.

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