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Pink Mandevilla
November 3, 2022

Mandevilla Care & Info

Mandevilla , also known as rocktrumpet, is a genus of flowering vines that grow in tropical and subtropical climates. The five-petal flowers are often showy and fragrant, typically coming in shades of pink, red, and white. Plus, the flowers sometimes have yellow throats. They generally bloom in the summer and can stretch into fall, though in warm […]
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Bee Balm with Hummingbird
November 3, 2022

All About Bee Balm

A perennial favorite native to North America, bee balm (also called wild bergamot or monarda) is beloved in flower beds for its beautiful blooms of red, pink, purple or white—not to mention the fragrant foliage. Bee balm is a great addition to a pollinator garden. The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees; and the seed heads will […]
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Catmint
November 3, 2022

Catmint Care

If you’re looking for a perennial that is long blooming, heat tolerant, resistant to pests and diseases, and easy to grow, then catmint is the plant for you! It has attractive gray-green foliage that emerges in neat, tidy mounds in April. By May, the plant fairly explodes with a profuse haze of soft lavender-blue flowers. […]
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Martha Washington Geranium
November 3, 2022

Martha Washington Geraniums: Care & Info

This plant stands out in the geranium family, thanks to its striking color pallet and foliage. You can add color to any garden with this bold plant. While these geraniums are named after the wife of the first president of the United States, they are native to North Africa with the first hybrids originating in Europe. […]
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Star of Bethlehem
November 3, 2022

Star of Bethlehem Plant Profile

Star of Bethlehem is a member of the asparagus family. Star of Bethlehem is not among the earliest bloomers instead giving you a plant that will flower later in spring. This plant is easy to grow and is even invasive in some areas. How to Grow Star of Bethlehem Choose a location with a fertile loam that drains sharply, preferably in full sun. […]
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Purple Violas
November 3, 2022

Caring For Violas

There are over 500 different species in the Viola genus, including annuals, perennials, and even some subshrubs. The varieties grown as garden plants are mostly small-flowered annuals or short-lived perennials. Many will self-seed and give you years of delight. Violas are edible flowers and make unexpected garnishes and salad ingredients. They can also be candied for a […]
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Yellow and Purple Pansies
November 3, 2022

Growing Pansies

Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens!  Good for containers, borders, and as ground cover, they are a go-to flower for reliable color almost year-round. Pansies look pretty on their own in a monochrome scheme or in mixed colors; they also look pretty […]
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Autumn Joy Sedum
August 30, 2022

Autumn Joy Sedum

This sturdy perennial is as tough as they come. Clumping foliage displays large, plate-like flower clusters that start pink, then gracefully age to rosy russet-red in the fall. A fine addition to the rock garden or mixed border. Succulent foliage will die back to the ground in cold winter regions, but will re-emerge in early […]
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Blazing Star Liatris Spicata
August 23, 2022

Blazing Star Liatris Spicata

Liatris spicata, commonly called Blazing Star, is a tall, upright, clump-forming perennial. It features spikes of rounded, fluffy, deep purple flower heads atop rigid, leafy flower stalks. One or more stalks arise from a tuft of narrow, grass-like, medium green leaves. Stem leaves gradually decrease in size toward the top. Summer bloomer. The feathery flower […]
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