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November 13, 2014

 

Digitalis purpurea.

Classic Plants

Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.

October 16, 2014

 

Unlike the Eupatorium purpureum shown here, the 'Baby Joe' variety offers a more compact plant for smaller spaces.

Smaller And Better

Dwarf varieties of old favorites are much more suitable for small yards.

August 28, 2014

 

Butterfly and Joe-Pye weed.

Sunny Rain Gardens

Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.

May 1, 2014

 

"There was a dandelion / With lovely fluffy hair / That glistened in the sunshine, / And in the summer air..."

Rhymes For Kids

We're reading a group of children's rhymes about flowers and spring.

August 22, 2013

 

Gladiolus Callianthus, otherwise known as the peacock orchid.

Tropical Summer Bulbs Are Worth The Effort

Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.

August 9, 2012

 

Panex quinquefolius.

American Ginseng

This is a plant that produces tiny greenish white flowers in June and July in an insignificant cluster. Bright red berries follow the flowers in late summer.

May 31, 2012

 

Thinking ahead to a bountiful veggie harvest.

Hopeful Gardeners

As we plant, we envision a future full of fruitfulness and beauty – bounty and beauty.

July 21, 2011

 

Uses For Lilies

Different varieties of lily bulbs can be planted to provide a succession of flowers from June through August in well-drained, sunny areas of a garden.

June 2, 2011

 

Calycanthus: A Sweet Shrub For A Woodland Garden

When the leaves, bark or wood of this shrub are cut or bruised a spicy aroma is released.

April 28, 2011

 

frogs

Showcasing Supports In Your Flower Arrangements

There are various types of items that are used in flower arranging to stabilize the stems of flowers.

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