Category Archives: plant profile

Heirloom Annuals

Welcome heirloom annuals back into the garden. Blending seamlessly with perennials and shrubs, old fashioned annuals will inject a long lasting blast of color into your garden. Continue reading

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Black Goes With Everything

Black flowers bring excitement and drama to the garden and can transform flower borders and containers from the expected to the extraordinary. Continue reading

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Rotten Botany-Stinky Wonders of the Plant World

Who would have thought that foul smelling flowers are attractive to pollinators and other insects? Find out about three fascinating plants that attract pollinators with repulsive odors. Continue reading

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Cool Flowers-Early Spring Bloomers

Now is the perfect time to plant Cool Season Annuals for a quick pick me up color show after a cold winter. Larkspur, Poppies, Bells of Ireland, Calendula, Clarkia, and Love-in-the-Mist are great choices for your spring garden. Continue reading

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Plant Oddity – Pumpkin On A Stick

Pumpkin on a Stick is actually an eggplant but looks like tiny dancing pumpkins. Easy to grow, you can use them in stir fry dishes or dry for fall arrangements. Continue reading

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Alliums All Season Long

Alliums or Ornamental Onions are an under-used and unappreciated perennial that should be planted more Continue reading

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Deer Combat-Using Deer Proof Plants Is the Best Strategy

Gardening with browsing deer can be very frustrating. There are many repellents on the market, but the ultimate solution is to plant things that deer hate. Continue reading

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Little Cuties Are A Rainbow Of Colors

I post a lot about miniature gardens and accessories and am always looking for different plants to set these gardens off. I found a series of miniature plants that sport stunning color combos for 2013! They are called ‘Little Cutie’ Coral Bells. … Continue reading

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Beware of the Buttercup Bully!!!

Have you seen this blooming on your property??? If your answer is yes, get ready to do battle!! This is a really nasty invasive that hales from Europe and Asia and is taking over North America. It is Ranunculus ficaria,  Lesser Celandine, or … Continue reading

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Not Another Echinacea!!!

PowWow Wild Berry Echinacea Yes, That is exactly what I said when I heard about “PowWow Wild Berry” Echinacea a couple of years ago! I have tried dozens of Echinaceas that the garden hybridizers have churned out in the last couple of years … Continue reading

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