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May 9, 2019

 

All Annuals

I recently saw a lovely bed in my neighborhood devoted entirely to annuals. It was full sun and composed predominantly of pink and blue flowers. At the back were tall cleome, commonly called spider plant.

February 28, 2019

 

Vita And Harold’s Garden

Vita Sackville-West’s planting philosophy : “Cram, cram, cram, every chink and cranny.”

January 3, 2019

 

Lush And Velvety Gloxinia

Gloxinia plants look lush and there are many varieties.

October 18, 2018

 

Dead Nettles

Plants with common names that are not so pretty should not deter us from using them in our gardens.

September 27, 2018

 

Not Appetizing

These are few of my favorite deer-resistant plants.

August 30, 2018

 

Butterworts

Charles Darwin identified the Pinguicula genus in the 1870s.

August 2, 2018

 

Prunella

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

June 28, 2018

 

Isn’t Tricyrtis A More Pleasant Name Than Toad Lily?

Toad lilies are not plants that I’ve been drawn to because the common name is so unappealing.

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