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Celebrate Black Plants on Halloween

In honor of Halloween, let’s celebrate those plants costumed with hauntingly black (or nearly black) foliage. Just as black cats add mystery on Halloween night, black-foliaged plants add a sense of mystery to beds, borders and containers. There are many plants that we grow as annuals in Zone 5 gardens with foliage as dark as… Continue reading Celebrate Black Plants on Halloween

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Front Porch Tropical Paradise – An Update

Sometimes things work out in the garden even better than planned. Do you remember when a croton inspired the containers on my front porch and turned a plan for purple into a tropical paradise? Here’s the original post if you missed it or would like to refresh your memory. The plants have grown beautifully, filling… Continue reading Front Porch Tropical Paradise – An Update

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The Garden of Peg Bier

Peg Bier is a local legend. She may be advanced in years, but she puts much younger gardeners to shame with her very large property. She speaks of her garden lovingly and shares how it has changed over the years to match the needs of her growing family. A fairy garden demonstrates how the garden… Continue reading The Garden of Peg Bier

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Cultivate’17: An Amazing Horticulture Experience

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to attend a horticulture industry trade show, here’s a recap of the time I just spent at Cultivate’17 presented by AmericanHort. For plant nerds like me,  it is like a chocoholic spending three days in a chocolate factory. A display at the airport lets you… Continue reading Cultivate’17: An Amazing Horticulture Experience