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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 Pantheon Squash

I Love Pantheon Squash

Name: Pantheon F1 Squash Type of Plant: A Costata Romanesco type squash with a more contained, upright plant, fewer prickly spines and earlier,...

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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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