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May 16, 2016
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Rockin’ Rozanne

I grew up in a town that was less than an hour’s drive from Niagara Falls, but the only time we paid a call on that natural wonder was when we hosted visitors from England.  In similar fashion, I have … Continue reading

February 15, 2016
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Geranium Update

I tell everyone who will listen that hardy geraniums, sometimes known as cranesbills, are the horticultural equivalent of the little black dress or well-tailored black trousers. They go with everything, can be accessorized to suit any style or occasion and … Continue reading

June 1, 2015
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Mourning Widow

I last thought seriously about Geranium phaeum, aka “the mourning widow,” about six years ago.  I was in the first throes of a serious love affair with all kinds of hardy geraniums and was swept off my feet by the … Continue reading

August 10, 2012
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Scottish Dragons

I don’t know how I have missed ‘Dragon Heart’, an eye-catching hardy geranium that has been on the market for the last several years at least.  It grabbed me–almost literally–at a garden center, as it sprawled from a quart pot … Continue reading