Peonies In My Garden

Peonies In My Garden

Paeonia Are Fragrant and Longlived I grow the herbaceous type of peony, both the types with single and double blooms. I love their fragrance and the delicate satin texture of their petals. They have good looking foliage on round bush-like plants, and for lots of...

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Selecting A Tree -Explained

Selecting A Tree -Explained

Tree FAQ I came across some excellent resources to guide a homeowner in selecting trees for their landscape. It occurred to me that the terms might be confusing to someone who wasn't experienced in gardening, and thought I add in my own two cents to the conversation....

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Sweet Woodruff

Sweet Woodruff

Galium odoratum, beautiful groundcover Another sweet smelling plant, this time for a groundcover. Sweet woodruff makes a beautiful base for trees or shrubs -which is how my mother grew it. I took a start, a bit of rooted section (the best way to multiply this plant),...

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Fragrant Heliotrope

Fragrant Heliotrope

Heliotrope, A Favorite of Mine This is the first in a series of highlights of certain plants that have found a place in my heart. The first, heliotrope, is a tender perennial which exudes the most pleasant and restful fragrance. Some call it "Cherry Pie", maybe...

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Hostas

Hosta,the Garden Stalwart Not just for the shade garden, the many varieties of hosta plants and their season long beauty make this a staple of the garden. Usually, it is recommended for shade positions and in foliage combinations, but hosta plants can take a partly...

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Ilona’s Lavender Page

Ilona’s Lavender Page

A favorite perennial plant, Lavandula angustifolia I have written often enough about my lavender hedge, and about the sublime sweetness of lavender paired with purple petunias, elsewhere. Now it is time to give lavender its due with a profile of this ancient and...

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Starfire Phlox

Starfire Phlox

A Phlox with Gorgeous Color I love this phlox, which is saying alot because phlox plants do not usually do well for me. I like everything about it: the color, the health, the height, everything. A good reason to plant these is because they are a tried and true...

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Think Bulbs

Think Bulbs

In August: Think About Buying Bulbs The stores will soon be stocked with a wide array of flower bulb choices. Time to put on the thinking hat and plan your purchases and make garden plan for planting them. I put together many pages of advice and profile information on...

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Christmas Plants

Christmas Plants

Loving Christmas for Christmas inspiration I love the Christmas season, so it is no surprise that seasonal Christmas plants play a part in my celebrations. In a way, we bring our gardens inside during this holiday more than any other. We cut pine branches and holly,...

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Planting a Tree or a Shrub

Planting a Tree or a Shrub

The transitional seasons of spring and fall are prime planting time in temperate regions such as our Midwest. In Ohio, I like the autumn season better for planting trees. Most can be planted safely at this time remembering that notable exceptions such as the magnolias...

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The Herb Garden

The Herb Garden

An herb garden is a delight, learn more about how to incorporate herbs into your own landscape plan.

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The Weather is Dry

The Weather is Dry

If your area is subject to periodic drought, your garden might benefit from planting with xeriscape methods in mind.

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Blog Of All The Plant Profiles

Plant profiles began with descriptions and cultivation information for my favorite plants. It has become a library of profiles for many annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. If you are interested in one particular type of plant, check out Annuals, Shrubs, Trees, Perennials, and Roses .

Starting with this table of perennial flowers, following with blog list of garden plant profiles.


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