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Posts tagged Monarda

May 2, 2019

 

Moisture-Loving Natives

Filipendula rubra produces airy rose-pink flower clusters that can be between 4-10 inches wide and rise above the plant’s deeply divided leaves presenting a regal appearance befitting its common name, Queen of the Prairie.

August 3, 2017

 

Monarda, a.k.a. Bee Balm. (Can you see the hummingbird?)

Dedicated Beds

I am lucky to have a large garden space and so I have the luxury of being able to dedicate some of my beds to a single perennial species.

October 30, 2014

 

This Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ blossom is being paid a visit by a hoverfly.

Agastache

This genus of plants are commonly called anise hyssops and are in the mint family.

October 3, 2013

 

"Skip and Dog helping each other in the garden."

Rejuvenation: Making An Old Flower Bed Young Again

I have just finished a complete overhaul of my oldest garden bed.

January 17, 2013

 

A fine display of purple loosestrife.(Lythrum salicaria) in a marshy meadow.

Invasive Purple Loosestrife

It's illegal to buy, sell or plant purple loosestrife, and It's banned in nurseries and farmer's markets.

November 4, 2010

 

To Be Remedied Next Summer

In the fall when I look at my garden, and possibly when you look at yours, there are so many things that seem to need a remedy next summer.

February 4, 2010

 

Edible Flowers

There are many plants that produce edible flowers and are safe to eat if they are grown without the use of pesticides.

August 13, 2009

 

Build a Bouquet

In the dog days of summer, walking through the garden is certainly preferable to working in it.

May 29, 2008

 

Common Names

Like people, plants have more than one formal name: the genus name, the species name, often a cultivar name, as well as a common name. Learn more...

July 2, 2004

 

Monarda

Monarda, also known as Bergamot, leaves are a popular flavor for tea, though the leaves hold no interest at all for grazing deer...

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