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Summertime & Shasta Daisies

To me, daisies are the flowers that best represent summertime.  Just as tulips speak of spring and chrysanthemums of fall, daisies speak to the lazy and hazy warm days of midyear. Shasta daisies are among my favorite of this family for … Continue reading

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Adaptable & Aromatic Abelias

It is about that time to plant shrubs and a favorite shrub of mine is Abelia. It is a favorite of mine because its natural form presents graceful arching branches that produce a multitude of dainty fragrant blooms.  As you … Continue reading

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Birdhouse Gourds

Originally published August 2011. I admit a few years ago I planted birdhouse gourd vines merely for the fun of it. The picture on the seed packet looked very interesting and I knew I would be happy if the vines … Continue reading

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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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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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Moonflower Vine

Originally published 2/26/2011 The Moonflower Vine is my absolute favorite plant. It is a gorgeous vine comprised of heart-shaped leaves that, at maturity, serve as a lovely background to a nightly display of huge (6-inch), beautiful, white blooms. In addition, the … Continue reading

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