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August 30, 2012



Unwelcome Bindweed

All bindweeds have arrow shaped leaves on long stems, and their underground rhizomes are hard to dig up.

August 2, 2012


lobelia cardinalis

Native Lobelias

These tall perennial wildflowers can be seen growing in moist pasture lands and on the banks of streams and rivers from southern Canada to Texas.

July 26, 2012


 Saponaria officinalis

Bouncing Bet

The leaves and rhizomes of saponaria officinalis can be boiled in water to make a soapy lather.

June 28, 2012



Resilient Catmint

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

May 24, 2012


Achillea ptarmica

Ballerinas & Angels

It is hard to beat achillea, commonly called yarrow, in a hot dry garden site.

March 15, 2012


Alyssum montanum

Basket Of Gold

The perennial alyssum is a cheerful harbinger of spring.

January 19, 2012


Salvia farinacea

Sold On Salvia

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

January 12, 2012



Oenothera, Commonly Known As Evening Primrose

All evening primroses are cheerful and easy to grow flowers that pop up unexpectedly in our gardens.

September 8, 2011



Tasty Portulaca

Often called moss rose, this succulent was first introduced from South America to European gardens in the early 1700’s.

March 31, 2011


ajuga reptans-edit

The Song Of The Bugle Fairy (Ajuga)

Ajuga is hardy zones 3-9 and prefers light shade and evenly moist well-drained soil.

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