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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,...
Kerria japonica aka Japanese Kerria

Kerria japonica aka Japanese Kerria

Name: Kerria japonica aka Japanese Kerria Type of Plant: This is a shrub with bright green stems and bright yellow flowers that is hardy in Zones 4-9. In most areas this plant grows to about 5 feet tall and 8 feet...

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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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