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June 2, 2011

 

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Calycanthus: A Sweet Shrub For A Woodland Garden

When the leaves, bark or wood of this shrub are cut or bruised a spicy aroma is released.

April 28, 2011

 

Showcasing Supports In Your Flower Arrangements

There are various types of items that are used in flower arranging to stabilize the stems of flowers.

March 24, 2011

 

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Host Plants For Butterflies

Different species of caterpillars have specific plants or plant families they need for their food.

September 9, 2010

 

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Aegopodium (goutweed) has one very bad habit

Aegopodium, a.k.a. Goutweed, grows vigorously in temperate zones. Nothing except an extremely hot dry summer ever slows it down.

July 22, 2010

 

campanula

Growing Campanula Bells (Bellflowers)

Campanulas, or bellflowers, are plants with bell-shaped blue or white blooms, and they range in height from ground-hugging dwarfs to plants that grow to 6 feet.

July 15, 2010

 

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Stalwarts In The Garden: Hardy Hellebores

Although their early spring blooms are especially treasured, hellebores are stalwarts in the garden during all seasons.

April 29, 2010

 

garlic chives

Garlic Chives’ Many Virtues Makes Them Worth The Bother

Chives are rampant self seeders, and if they are not dead headed they will produce far too many new plants.

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.

October 18, 2007

 

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Robust Roses

Find out the key to growing great roses, even in unpredictable midwest weather.

October 11, 2007

 

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Gaillardia

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.

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