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I Love Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ aka golden leaf bleeding heart

Name:  Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ aka golden leaf bleeding heart Type of Plant:  A perennial for part shade that’s hardy in zones 3-9. Why I Love/Hate this plant: The golden foliage is brilliant in the spring, and the string of hanging, heart-shaped flowers are...

I Love Maianthemum canadense aka Canada mayflower or wild lily-of-the-valley

Name: Maianthemum canadense aka Canada mayflower or wild lily-of-the-valley Type of Plant: A low-growing forest floor plant that is native to the Northeastern United States and Canada. Don’t confuse this with the plant that we in Massachusetts also call mayflower,...

I Love Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ aka Ogon spirea.

Name:  Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ aka Ogon spirea. Type of Plant:  This is a shrub that has several valuable traits. It stays under 5 feet tall, flowers for several weeks in the spring, and has thin, golden to lime-green leaves all summer. Hardy in Zones 4-8 Why I...
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