The Gardener's Apprentice

July 13, 2015
by The Gardeners' Apprentice
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Simple is Best

I am forever acquiring new plant species and varieties, mostly because I am an easy mark for plant merchandisers.  A trip to a good garden center—and there are several of them within an easy drive of my house—brings me face … Continue reading

May 4, 2015
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Tickled by Tickseed

The daisy or Compositae family is so large—950 genera, 20,000 species and even more cultivated varieties and hybrids—that you could fill hundreds of gardens with family members without even thinking about plants from outside the clan.  Over the last three … Continue reading