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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

 

catnip

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

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

 

Portulaca

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.

July 29, 2010

 

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Adding Charm Throughout The Year: Airy Perovskia

Perovskia has a handsome branching habit and looks airy with small grey leaves in spring, blue flowers in summer, and white skeletal branches in fall & winter.

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