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White Orchid Daffodil: A plant that will trumpet spring in your garden border
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White Orchid Daffodil: A plant that will trumpet spring in your garden border

Narcissus ‘Thalia’ or white orchid daffodil is familiar to us as the gorgeous plant that trumpets the arrival of spring. Narcissus ‘Thalia’ is familiar to us all as a multi-headed, white flowered plant that reaches a height of 12 to […]

Dwarf Witch Alder…Great Four Season Interest
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Dwarf Witch Alder…Great Four Season Interest

Fothergilla gardenia or dwarf witch alder is a superb midsize garden shrub that has garden interest in all four seasons. Before the new leaves fully expand in April, your dwarf witch alder is covered with scented, bottlebrush-like white flowers. During […]

Fringed Bleeding Heart…The Romantic Choice for Your Shade Garden
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Fringed Bleeding Heart…The Romantic Choice for Your Shade Garden

Dicentra ‘Luxuriant’ or fringed bleeding heart is one of those eye catching, very romantic perennials ideal for your woodland or shade garden. This selection is prized for its compact habit and long season of bloom. Dicentra ‘Luxuriant’ forms a vigorous […]

What Makes Camellia × williamsii ‘Donation’ Or Hybrid Camellia Such a Popular Choice for Gardeners?
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What Makes Camellia × williamsii ‘Donation’ Or Hybrid Camellia Such a Popular Choice for Gardeners?

Camellia × williamsii ‘Donation’, or you may hear it referred to it by the common name of hybrid camellia, produces gorgeous, large (5 inches in width), saucer shaped, semi-double orchid pink flowers from February to May in abundance. A distinct […]

Phlomis tuberosa or Tuberous Jerusalem Sage
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Phlomis tuberosa or Tuberous Jerusalem Sage

Phlomis tuberosa or tuberous Jerusalem sage is a very robust, fast flower, low maintenance perennial with an attractive combination of bold, rough-textured, green leaves and soft pink flowers. The flowers, which appear in early summer, are hooded and appear in […]

Tricyrtis ‘Sinonome’ or Toad Lily…Eye Catching, Popular, and So Easy to Grow
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Tricyrtis ‘Sinonome’ or Toad Lily…Eye Catching, Popular, and So Easy to Grow

Tricyrtis ‘Sinonome’ or toad lily has reached such wide popularity because of its drought tolerance, deep green shiny foliage that stays clean through fall, and its gorgeous upright facing white flowers with ruby speckling that appears in quantity held above […]

How To Make Japanese Skimmia Thrive In Your Shade Garden
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How To Make Japanese Skimmia Thrive In Your Shade Garden

Skimmia japonica, or more commonly called Japanese skimmia, is prized because it can be grown in shady locations; produces gorgeous evergreen leaves, has mildly fragrant white flowers in spring, and bears beautiful red fruits on female plants in the fall. […]

How to Grow Toadshade
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How to Grow Toadshade

You will hear Trillium sessile referred to as toadshade, red trillium, red wake-robin, sessile trillium, and sessile wake-robin; I will refer to it as just toadshade. This easy to grow trillium emerges in early spring from the soil with leaves […]

Barren Strawberry: A Great ground cover choice for your shade garden
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Barren Strawberry: A Great ground cover choice for your shade garden

Waldsteinia ternate, barren strawberry, or sometimes you will hear it called dry strawberry forms a dense mat of shiny leaves that somewhat resemble those of a strawberry. This is an excellent low-maintenance groundcover, studded by little yellow flowers in the […]

Hosta ‘Red October’
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Hosta ‘Red October’

Hosta ‘Red October’ is very distinguishable from other hostas by its showy red leaf petioles. This is a small to medium hosta that typically grows in an arching mound reaching a height of 10 to 12 inches that will spread […]