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Elephant Ears

Elephant ears can provide your landscape a tropical feel and grow wonderfully in part shade!
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African Iris – Pretty in Bloom and Lovely when Not

My husband and I finally found a hardy plant for our large centerpiece terracotta pot that is both beautiful in bloom and also when not – African Iris. We live in Hardiness Zone 8a which means our temps can dip … Continue reading

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Another Fall Favorite – Cape Honeysuckle

I recently came across another perfectly colored and timed blooming plant for fall:  Tecomaria capensis or, the commonly known, Cape Honeysuckle. It all started when, on the way home from a family Colorado road trip last June, we stopped in … Continue reading

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Oxalis – One of Many Shamrocks

As I was browsing the floral department of my local grocery store for fresh tulips, I saw the cutest display of potted “shamrocks” all dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day.  I had to purchase one for my office of course … Continue reading

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Gaura

I’m again posting a new article in the midst of transferring text from my former blog hosting site.  This might be the trend for a little while as I’m attempting to write about items that are timely to the seasons … Continue reading

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Asparagus Fern Adds Lushness to Stark Landscapes

Originally published July 2011. With no rain in sight and temps continuing to hover around 100 degrees in most of the U.S., there is no doubt your landscape is suffering right now. Hopefully, you have a few pops of ornamental … Continue reading

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