Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sweet Alyssum

Every year I plant Sweet Alyssum in multiple locations in my yard, in containers and in hanging baskets. Although I’ve mentioned the use of Dwarf Mexican Petunia as an excellent filler plant for containers, I find Sweet Alyssum to be the ultimate … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Originally posted and written in 2011 It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about some of my trials and errors when it comes to gardening (and nature in general) so in light of the fact it is not a good day … Continue reading

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The Unique Mockingbird

 Originally posted 5/19/2011   I have a bird feeder situated just outside of my kitchen window. It is placed there on purpose to provide me entertainment while washing dishes and preparing meals. As I mentioned in my previous post about blue jays, … Continue reading

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Purple Coneflower – Echinacea Purpurea

Originally posted 5/24/2011 Although my home landscape has slowly transitioned from a full sun setting to a part shade environment due to the maturity of my trees, I strive to find at least a couple of spots for sun-loving plants. … Continue reading

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Dwarf Mexican Petunia – Best “South of the Border” Plant

Original Post Date 5/25/2011 In my opinion, the perfect border plant is Dwarf Mexican Petunia or Ruellia brittoniana. Although originating from Mexico and unlike the “south of the border” pun in my title, Dwarf Mexican Petunia is hardy in the … Continue reading

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