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I Love Veronica spicata Royal Candles aka Royal Candles speedwell

Name: Veronica spicata Royal Candles aka Royal Candles speedwell Type of Plant: A perennial that’s hardy in zones 4 to 8, that flowers in early summer and beyond if deadheaded. Why I Love/Hate this plant:  I have to confess that Royal Candles has given me an entirely...

Why Doesn’t My Blue Hydrangea Bloom ~ A GardenLady Graphic

I've written many a blog and social media post about why blue hydrangeas don't flower. You can read one of them here. But I've always had it in mind to put this in a graphic form, and today was the day!  You can get a printable pdf of this graphic by clicking here. 

I love Paeonia lactiflora, the garden peony

Name: Paeonia lactiflora aka the garden peony Type of Plant: A low-maintenance, early summer flowering perennial plant that does best in zones 4 through 7, but can live in a zone 3 or the cooler parts of zone 8. Why I Love/Hate this plant: This plant has many fine...
DIY Wedding Flowers

DIY Wedding Flowers

I had a conversation with someone today who needed options for a DIY wedding. I told her about my book on the topic of garden weddings, of course,...

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I Love California Poppies

I Love California Poppies

Imagine: She said, “The gravel driveway and path are fine, but couldn’t there be something green and growing here? Why can’t there also be flowers?”...

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