Category Archives: Impatiens

Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Now is the time to decide what plants you might like to grow to attract hummingbirds to your yard this summer and fall. In my Zone 5 garden one of the perennials that the tiny birds visit regularly is bee … Continue reading

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Impatiens Under Attack

The Sunny Lady Impatiens were my solution to the ever-encroaching shade in my yard. They behave like other impatiens and come in many beautiful colors, but they can handle quite a bit of heat and sun. What I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Garden Winner: Sunny Lady Impatiens

Last summer I fell in love with the Sunny Lady series impatiens from Park Seed. I have some flowerbeds that are being overtaken by more and more shade each year, but they still get several hours of full sun daily, … Continue reading

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New Game Idea

Are you familiar with the game, “Hungry Hungry Hippos”? Players maneuver a plastic hippo’s mouth in an attempt to scarf up as many marbles from the center of the game board as possible. I’d like to present an updated idea … Continue reading

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Sunny Lady Impatiens

Last summer I was tickled with a new series of impatiens from Park Seed. The Sunny Lady series handles sun better than typical impatiens. I mentioned them in a post in mid-July when they were thriving during our first blast … Continue reading

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Sunbathing Impatiens

I tried a new impatiens this year. Some of my flowerbeds are losing the light battle to a huge oak tree, and I’m having more difficulty growing robust annuals in those areas. The beds receive several hours of sunlight in … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

It’s seed ordering time again, and I feel very unprepared. I was so disgusted with the growing season last summer that I barely made any notes in my garden journal. That means I have very few hints about what I … Continue reading

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