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Build a Rain Garden
Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment...
A Different Lamb's Ears
When you say lambs ears ( Stachys byzantina ), most flower gardeners think of the perennial with silvery white, wooly foliage and purple flower spikes. However, there is another version of lambs...
All About Watermelons
There is nothing that says summertime like fresh watermelon. If youre looking for more ways to use watermelons in recipes, as decorations, or in activities with your kids, check out the...
New False Aster
Boltonia is a flower in the aster family that blooms in late summer. A North American native, boltonia produces masses of white, pink, or violet flowers, depending on the variety. This perennial...
In the Garden
Certain plants -- passionflower comes to mind -- have enough pizzazz to create drama all by themselves, but usually when a garden evokes a "wow" reaction, it's the blending or contrasting of colors or textures that grabs us. Sure, a bed of Apricot...
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No More Pronunciation Quandaries When it comes to pronouncing the botanical names of plants, it's easy to put the accent on the...
Favorite or New Plant
Tall Ageratum Since I first grew the 2-foot-tall annual ageratum, Ageratum 'Blue Horizon', several years ago,...
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