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I Love Persicaria virginiana ‘Variegata’ aka Variegated Jumpseed

Name: Persicaria virginiana 'Variegata' aka variegated jumpseed Type of Plant: A herbaceous perennial (meaning it dies to the ground over the winter) that grows to 3 feet tall and wide and is hardy in Zones 5 to 8. Why I Love This Plant:  Fresh white and green leaves...

I Love Plectranthus barbatus White Rhino

Name: Plectranthus barbatus White Rhino Type of Plant:  An annual valued for foliage color in sun or shade. This plant grows between 3 and 4 feet tall in one summer. It will be shorter in smaller containers and taller in the ground or larger pots. Why I Love This...

I Love Liriope muscari ‘Peedee Ingot’ 

Name:  Liriope muscari ‘Peedee Ingot’  aka Liriope ‘Peedee Gold Ingot,’  Peedee Gold, and golden lilyturf Type of Plant:  Perennial plant for full to part-sun. Grows 8 to 10 inches high and wide, hardy in zones 6-10 Why I Love This Plant: Every garden benefits from...
I Love Diervilla

I Love Diervilla

Name:   Diervilla lonicera and Diervilla splendens cultivars with dark foliage. Type of Plant:   Native shrub that’s hardy to zone 3, grows well in...

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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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