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July 13, 2015
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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

July 15, 2013
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Ditch Lilies

A long time ago, someone actually planted a tawny orange daylily—Hemerocallis fulva—on purpose.  I am sure the individual in question planted only one and was amazed five years later when it had morphed into an enormous clump and threatened to … Continue reading

July 9, 2012
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Daylily Daze

Like the neighborhood ice cream truck, summer flowers announce themselves loudly and insistently.  My front borders are screaming with tall Shasta daisies and multi-colored coneflowers.  Standing head to head with all those daisy-flowered amazons are the daylilies, which are among … Continue reading