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Archive for July 2013

Planting and Caring For Echinacea (coneflower)

Looking for a perennial that blooms in mid-summer, is good for cutting and attracts butterflies as well? You need Echinacea, aka coneflower. Never have gardeners had a better selection of this native perennial than now. You can not only plant the traditional purple coneflowers (which are really more pink than purple) but there are several…

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Hydrangea Flower Color

You say that you have pink hydrangeas and you really want blue? Perhaps you have a hankering to have a shrub with pink and blue flowers on the same plant, or maybe you’re wondering if your white flowering hydrangea can be turned another color. Here are some tips and truths about hydrangea color. Not all…

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The Cocktail Hour Garden

Imagine sitting on your deck or patio, enjoying the sea breezes while the sun goes down. Now think about the view from this spot on your property. Are you surrounded by flowers and foliage that glow in the late-evening light? Does the fragrance of flowers drift in with the winds? With the right plants in…

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Care of Iris After They Finish Blooming

Iris are lovely plants and they grow well in many parts of the country. This isn’t a “plant and forget” type of perennial, however and our customers often ask what to do with their iris plants after they flower. Here are some tips for iris care: Once the iris blooms have faded, cut the old…

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