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November 23, 2006

 

blushing bride hydrangeas

A New Introduction

I have been reading about a new hydrangea that should be available in our local nurseries next spring. I have already put it on my "must have" list.

September 1, 2005

 

blooming lespedeza

Lespedeza

Lespedeza is one of the best flowering shrubs for late summer and early fall. It has long arching stems weighed down by large sprays of purple pea flowers.

July 7, 2005

 

haning lobelia plant

Lobelia

The genus "Lobelia" is made up of as many different species as there are days in the year.

June 3, 2005

 

lavender in basket

Lavender

A native of the Mediterranean region, it resists settling into Midwestern gardens unless we pamper it a bit.

December 10, 2004

 

amaryllis bulb in pot

Amaryllis

An amaryllis bulb is a gift that keeps on giving.

November 12, 2004

 

leaves in wind

The Poetry of Autumn

As we walk around our gardens hoping to find that last rose of summer, we are already dreaming of roses yet to come.

November 5, 2004

 

wilted cone flower

Garden Clean-up

And so we snip away with our shears - cutting off what is now brown and dreary - but musing about the flowers of summer.

August 20, 2004

 

yellow sedum

Sedum

Hot dry weather is a challenge for gardeners, who long for plants that don’t wilt in high summer.

June 4, 2004

 

lady's mantle flowers

Lady’s Mantle

If you like to arrange flowers from your garden, you will enjoy growing alchemilla, commonly known as "lady's mantle."

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