‘Bartzella’ The Peony that is Yellow
      By lavender at Jul. 3. 2014. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

            Yellow peonies are not a new phenomenon.  The Chinese have cultivated and prized this unusually colored peony for centuries. Yellow peony flowers have always existed as tree peonies. The yellow color was not previously available in herbaceous bush peonies, which were only found in the more conventionally peony shades of white, pink...

      Spring Work 2014
      By lavender at Jun. 21. 2014. with No Comments
      Posted in: Galleries

                 

      2014 Spring Clean-up
      By lavender at Jun. 13. 2014. with No Comments
      Posted in: Galleries

      Pat and Sharon add pansies to the pots.  

      Winter Kill 2013-14
      By lavender at Jun. 13. 2014. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plant Problems

      We’ve been hearing about the extensive damage that extreme winter conditions have caused to both evergreen and deciduous shrubs this year. Knockout roses have been hit particularly hard. These tough, basically carefree bushes are hardy to around -20 degrees F with individual differences. We had temperatures this winter that were that low and lower. There...

      The Incredible, Edible Pea Shoot
      By lavender at Jun. 13. 2014. with No Comments
      Posted in: Uncategorized

      There are cultural differences in how we cook food and what we eat but when the food is of the same species generally the same parts of it are consumed. The cuisine of a country may or may not include the tomato but nobody eats the leaves and ignores the tomato if they are familiar...


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