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Up Close and Personal: Daylily ‘Jersey Girl’

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Colorful Cardinals

I know winter isn’t far behind when the Northern Cardinals start showing up at my feeders in groups again. During the breeding season the birds are territorial, but in the winter they often gather together in small flocks. Over the … Continue reading

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Sturdy Salvias

Every year for decades I’ve grown purple farinacea salvias like ‘Victoria Blue’. They aren’t flashy and they don’t attract hummingbirds like the red salvias do, but boy do these plants bloom for a long time. ‘Victoria Blue’ and ‘Evolution’ both … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Balloon Flowers

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I Finally Got My Moose!

I’ve been trying to spot a moose in the wild for three decades. Have you ever noticed that all the moose photos show them standing in a pond near the edge of a woods? That’s where I was always looking … Continue reading

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My Favorite Zahara

‘Zahara Raspberry’ zinnias are quickly becoming my favorites in this zinnia series I love so much. The flowers are a very dark, rich red when they first open: But as the flowers age they change into their namesake raspberry-pink: These … Continue reading

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A Bevy of Blooms: ‘Purple Rooster’ Bee Balm

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A Bevy of Blooms: Daylily ‘Forsyth Flying Dragon’

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A Bevy of Blooms: Daylily ‘Jersey Girl’

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Daylily ‘White Perfection’

I grow a handful of white daylilies and most of them are small cultivars, but there is one that towers above the rest. ‘White Perfection’ grows 30 inches tall with 5.5-inch diamond-dusted white flowers that have a yellow-green throat. This … Continue reading

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