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      2019 Perennial of the Year
      By lavender at Jan. 22. 2019. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

        Every year the Perennial Plant Associationy make it an excellent plant for the average garden. It is always a fuss free plant that is hardy over a wide range of conditions and climates. The specific criteria are: Suitable for a wide range of climatic conditions Low Maintenance Pest and disease resistant Readily available in...

      Pollination
      By lavender at Apr. 3. 2018. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

        Sometimes we notice things in our gardening endeavors that are puzzling. In time the proverbial light bulb may appear over our heads and an explanation for the oddity presents itself. One of those eureka moments occurred recently. Several years ago I ordered seeds for a purple tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa.) These tomatillos are much sweeter...

      Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon)
      By lavender at Apr. 3. 2018. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

      Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon Serendipity is the art of happy accident. It is one of those made up words and was coined in 1775 by Horace Walpole. He first used it in a letter to a friend describing a fortuitous discovery he had made. The reference came from an old Persian fairy tale, “The Three...

      Fothergilla
      By lavender at Apr. 3. 2018. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

      The plant of the month is fothergilla. It is so designated because we now have one large plant and many suckers courtesy of our donor extraordinaire John. The large plant was 3 feet tall and very heavy. We rolled it off the truck and into a hole so hopefully it will adapt and provide us...

      Black Eyed Susan?
      By lavender at Jul. 12. 2017. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

      We recently had a question as to whether black-eyed- Susan is a perennial, a short lived perennial or a biennial. For some gardeners the clumps come back every year, grow bigger and eventually require division. For other gardeners the plants will reseed but the plant never seems to get bigger but there are always black-eyed-Susans...


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