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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

This is the time of year we reflect on the previous year and make plans for the year ahead. As I plan my posts for 2018, it is fun to look back to find which ones were the most popular in 2017, the posts that caught your attention more than others. I hope you enjoy another look at… Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

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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