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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 The Arctic Fox Rose Foxglove

I Love The Arctic Fox Rose Foxglove

Name:  Digitalis hybrida ‘Balroxose’ aka foxglove Arctic Fox Rose Type of Plant: Upright perennial plant that grows 18” to 24” tall and 12” to 16” wide. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9. Why I Love/Hate this plant: First of all,...

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I Love Lemon Verbena

I Love Lemon Verbena

Name:    Aloysia citriodora aka lemon verbena  Type of Plant:    In areas where this plant is hardy, Zones 8 – 10, it’s a small shrub. But in colder...

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Essential

Essential

We're hearing a great deal about who and what is essential. Here are some of my thoughts...        

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Dairy Free Nut Cookies

Dairy Free Nut Cookies

If you like soft, rich cookies such as the classic Mexican wedding cakes, you’ll love these cookies.  This is a vegan recipe.   Preheat oven to 350...

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