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Daisy, the Poet’s Darling

We love our Shasta daisies.  Some may think them a little too “Mary Ann” and not enough “Ginger”, but we like their cheerful little faces and carefree abundance. And they need almost no maintenance except for a little fertilizer and occasional deadheading and division. The … Continue reading

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Daisies, Coneflowers & Bees (Oh, My)

July means the Purple Coneflowers and Daisies are competing for the lavish attention of the bees in our neighborhood. So far it seems the coneflowers are winning. There’s a symphony of bees constantly hovering on and around our stand of Echinacea … Continue reading

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Our Oakleaf Hydrangea Is Having Babies!

We love our oakleaf hydrangea. At our last home, we had them everywhere. They are indestructible, beautiful, interesting in every season, and did I mention indestructible? Our current plant was a baby propagated from the mama plant (more on that … Continue reading

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Roses + Compost = Wow!

Last fall we found the time to add quite a bit of compost to the the flower bed where our New Dawn climbing rose lives (as well as an Oak Leaf Hydrangea and our Peony.) The results have been spectacular: … Continue reading

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New Dawn Rose, You Sexy Beast

We planted a New Dawn climbing rose a couple of years ago on the southeast corner of the house and this year it is rewarding us with a spectacular display. I wish I had planned a bit better and installed … Continue reading

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Tomato Hornworm (Parasitized edition)

Some days you know just aren’t gonna go your way…if you’re a tomato hornworm, and you wake up one morning all bedazzled with little white decorations, chances are, the day will not end well. These little adornments will hatch and … Continue reading

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