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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

February 16, 2015
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Biokovo

The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) is 31 year-old trade and industry group that seeks to promote perennial plants through education, lobbying and publicity efforts.  The plants probably don’t care about this, but the horticultural industry that depends on them does.  … Continue reading

June 24, 2013
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Heron’s Bill

The Victorians and Edwardians had a passion for rock or alpine gardens, creating extensive pseudo-alpine landscapes from actual rocks, artificial rocks and various forms of debris, up to and including broken dishes.  Fashionable gardeners filled the cracks and crevices of … Continue reading