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I Love Aster novi-belgii ‘Wood’s Blue’ aka Wood’s Blue aster.

Name:  Aster novi-belgii 'Wood's Blue' aka Wood’s Blue aster. Type of Plant:  A short, perennial New York aster in the “Wood’s series” that is hardy in zones 4 – 8. Why I Love This Plant: One of the best reasons to grow perennials is that you have a kaleidoscope of...

I Love Betula nigra ‘Cully’ ~ Heritage river birch

Name:  Betula nigra ‘Cully’ aka Heritage river birch Type of Plant:  A vigorous, fast growing tall tree with beautiful bark. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Why I Love This Plant: The bark! The bark! The peeling bark! I also love that this is an adaptable tree that is tall and...

I Love Bracteantha bracteatum Granvia Gold Strawflower

Name:  Bracteantha bracteatum Granvia Gold Type of Plant: An annual strawflower for full sun. Perfect in containers or in the ground. Why I Love/Hate this plant: Where to start with this cheerful annual? First of all, it’s quite vigorous. I knew this right away this...
The Curse Reversed?

The Curse Reversed?

Like so many Americans, I watched Game 7 of the World Series last night and was rooting for the Cubs. (How can someone who lives in Massachusetts,...

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Outside In Late October

Outside In Late October

Halloween is within sight but your mind isn't on costumes or trick-or-treat candy. You're savoring one of the last evenings on your deck,...

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