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I Love Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hokomarevo’ aka Hydrangea Everlasting Revolution

Name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hokomarevo' aka Hydrangea Everlasting Revolution Type of Plant: A mophead hydrangea with pink to blue flowers depending on the pH of the soil. Hardy in zones 6-9. Why I Love This Plant:  In my warm Zone 6 garden this Hydrangea flowers...

Party Crashers ~ Article Published in 2Million Blossoms

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I Love Ruellia makoyana aka Trailing Velvet Plant

Name: Ruellia makoyana aka trailing velvet plant Type of Plant: For most of us, this Ruellia is an indoor houseplant. It is hardy in Zone 10, but needs temperatures above 50° F. to live outdoors all year.    Why I Love This Plant:  I love the foliage on this plant...
Dear Garden Lady

Dear Garden Lady

Selected letters asking The Garden Lady's advice... Dear Garden Lady, I woke up with a black eye and blamed the dog, but it was actually the garden...

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I Love Star Magnolias

I Love Star Magnolias

Imagine: As you stare out your kitchen window you imagine how it would be to have a small tree centered in the yard so that you’ll see it in all...

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I Love Coleus

I Love Coleus

Imagine: You have a spot in the landscape where a large splash of color is needed. Preferably brilliant, show stopping color. It might be in the...

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I Love Bolero Carrots

I Love Bolero Carrots

Imagine: You’re in the mood for something that’s organic and garden-fresh. You want the intense flavor only found in freshly picked produce....

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Poetry Blocks

Poetry Blocks

If you care about words, poetry and spontaneous fun, you'll like Poetry For Your Table.  Eight wooden blocks imprinted with 48 words, and you'll be...

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I Love Poinsettias

I Love Poinsettias

Imagine: In this world where you can buy strawberries in the supermarkets all year round, and purchase roses or mums for an occasion no matter what...

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