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January 17, 2019

 

Lady Clive

Clivias have attractive thick, strap-like dark green leaves.

December 6, 2018

 

Tropical Hibiscus

It is possible to keep a tropical hibiscus plant alive in a pot all through the winter…The plant will probably not look great, but it will survive.

June 21, 2018

 

Timeless Wonders

As I look at my garden, my eye goes to a few plants that I’ve had for years and feel I could not live without.

January 25, 2018

 

Bumble Bee covered with pollen.

Pollinator Plants

This year, I’m going to buy more plants that provide food and shelter for pollinators.

January 18, 2018

 

Rocky Mountain blazing star, (Liatris ligulistylis).

Liatris Is A Monarch Magnet

Liatris attracts lots of those lovely Monarch butterflies into our gardens.

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.

July 27, 2017

 

Colorful blooms.

Bloom Sequences

Most flower gardeners enjoy sequences of bloom in their beds.

May 25, 2017

 

Iris spuria 'Cinnabar Red'.

Iris Parade

Generally, all the shorter iris types bloom earliest, starting the parade of iris flowers that continues throughout the summer.

May 4, 2017

 

Zone map.

Hardiness Zones

Although we sometimes ignore hardiness maps, they really do provide information that is crucial to the success of our plants.

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