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June 13, 2019

 

Lovely Leaves

Foliage colors are especially good for creating interesting beds and borders.

August 2, 2018

 

Prunella

Prunella is a member of the mint family, so that tells us immediately that it is a vigorous, spreading plant.

July 12, 2018

 

Fragrant Freesias

In the Midwest, freesias are almost impossible to grow without a greenhouse.

June 14, 2018

 

Hummingbird Mint

These are good plants for an informal, colorful, easy-care planting that will show up well from a distance.

March 10, 2016

 

Here's an example of Tulipa kaufmanniana at the botanical garden in Copenhagen.

Early Tulips

In the early 1900s, tulip growers realized the need for a classification system...

August 13, 2015

 

Verbena bonariensis with Pennisetum.

Tall, Skinny, Sun-Loving Verbena Bonariensis

This plant looks a bit like a stick figure with arms and a small mop of lavender blooms on top, mimicking hair.

December 11, 2014

 

Dictamnus albus.

Gas Plant: Tough Little Babies

Lovely pink or white spikes of bloom and handsome foliage (that is unappetizing to deer) more than compensate for the initial anxiety this plant creates.

December 4, 2014

 

Euphorbia marginata.

The Versatility Of Euphorbia

Euphorbias are becoming more popular with gardeners recently, as they are versatile, easy- to-grow and deer resistant.

January 23, 2014

 

Eupatorium coelestinum.

Blue Mistflower

Eupatorium coelestinum is a perennial plant with fluffy blue flower heads.

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.

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