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I Love Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ aka golden leaf bleeding heart

Name:  Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ aka golden leaf bleeding heart Type of Plant:  A perennial for part shade that’s hardy in zones 3-9. Why I Love/Hate this plant: The golden foliage is brilliant in the spring, and the string of hanging, heart-shaped flowers are...

I Love Maianthemum canadense aka Canada mayflower or wild lily-of-the-valley

Name: Maianthemum canadense aka Canada mayflower or wild lily-of-the-valley Type of Plant: A low-growing forest floor plant that is native to the Northeastern United States and Canada. Don’t confuse this with the plant that we in Massachusetts also call mayflower,...

I Love Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ aka Ogon spirea.

Name:  Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ aka Ogon spirea. Type of Plant:  This is a shrub that has several valuable traits. It stays under 5 feet tall, flowers for several weeks in the spring, and has thin, golden to lime-green leaves all summer. Hardy in Zones 4-8 Why I...
I Hate Blue Rug Junipers

I Hate Blue Rug Junipers

Every week on GardenLine on WXTK I start the show off with "I Love This Plant/I Hate This Plant." One look at the titles of most of these blog posts...

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Tulips Are Terrific

Tulips Are Terrific

Name: Tulip sp. aka tulips Type of Plant Spring flowering bulb, usually planted in the fall. Why I Love/Hate this plant: Tulips are the magic wands...

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Four Steps To Joy

Four Steps To Joy

The graphic might say four steps to fantastic outdoor living, but I'd call it Four Steps to Joy, because that's what creating beautiful landscapes...

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