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I Love Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ aka Amethyst vernal witch hazel

Name:  Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ aka Amethyst vernal witch hazel Type of Plant: A shrub for full sun to part shade that flowers in March and April Why I Love/Hate this plant:  I love most of the witch hazels, but this one is pretty spectacular in the late winter...

I Love Allium Schoenoprasum aka Garden Chives

Name: Allium schoenoprasum aka garden chives Type of Plant: A perennial herb that grows from small bulbs, hardy in Zones 4-8. Why I Love/Hate this plant: For me, this is one of my favorite early-to-grow plants in the spring. It is the first herb that I can cut fresh...

Treehouse ~ The New Social Networking App For Plants

Ever since the development of the Google Plant translation service, people have been listening in on plant conversations, often with a devastating response. So, it was with great apprehension that many have downloaded and joined the newest social media app, Treehouse,...
I Love Mecardonia GoldDust

I Love Mecardonia GoldDust

Name:  Mecardonia GoldDust Type of Plant:    An annual from Proven Winners that is heat tolerant, long-flowering, and totally low-maintenance. This...

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Preserving Home Grown Garlic

Preserving Home Grown Garlic

In this area the garlic is commonly pulled from the garden in early July. We bundle ours up and hang it in our shed for two to three weeks to cure,...

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