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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...
I Love Euphorbia milii

I Love Euphorbia milii

Name: Euphorbia milii aka crown of thorns Type of Plant: A thorny, woody plant that is commonly sold as a houseplant in all parts of North America....

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A November Thank You Note

A November Thank You Note

Dear Autumn Plants, Our growing season celebration is winding down rapidly. Some of you quietly slipped out a couple of months ago without even so...

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Rosemary Cocktail

Rosemary Cocktail

Rosemary Comes Indoors If you've grown rosemary in a pot outdoors in the summer, you'll want to bring it indoors for the winter. Once inside, don't...

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