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I Love Persicaria virginiana ‘Variegata’ aka Variegated Jumpseed

Name: Persicaria virginiana 'Variegata' aka variegated jumpseed Type of Plant: A herbaceous perennial (meaning it dies to the ground over the winter) that grows to 3 feet tall and wide and is hardy in Zones 5 to 8. Why I Love This Plant:  Fresh white and green leaves...

I Love Plectranthus barbatus White Rhino

Name: Plectranthus barbatus White Rhino Type of Plant:  An annual valued for foliage color in sun or shade. This plant grows between 3 and 4 feet tall in one summer. It will be shorter in smaller containers and taller in the ground or larger pots. Why I Love This...

I Love Liriope muscari ‘Peedee Ingot’ 

Name:  Liriope muscari ‘Peedee Ingot’  aka Liriope ‘Peedee Gold Ingot,’  Peedee Gold, and golden lilyturf Type of Plant:  Perennial plant for full to part-sun. Grows 8 to 10 inches high and wide, hardy in zones 6-10 Why I Love This Plant: Every garden benefits from...
I Love Wooly Thyme

I Love Wooly Thyme

Name: Thymus pseudolanuginosus aka wooly thyme Type of Plant: A low growing perennial herb hardy in zones 5 to 8. This is not the thyme used for...

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Early Morning Stories

Early Morning Stories

There was just a dusting of snow on the ground when I went outside this morning, but that small change in the look of the landscape alerted me that...

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I Love Ostrich Fern

I Love Ostrich Fern

Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris aka ostrich fern, or fiddlehead fern Type of Plant: This fern is native to several parts of the world including...

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