Archive for August 2016

I’m a Lovely Flower with an Odd-sounding Name

Perennial of the Week: Scabiosa – ‘Pincushion Flower’ Never mind its odd-sounding name: Scabiosa produces lovely blue, lavender, lilac, or cream-colored flowers that are a visual delight in the garden bed and in cut flower arrangements. Scabiosa appreciates a good deadheading, and will bloom all the more afterward, so feel free to bring some indoors.…

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Dog Day Perennials

What’s In The Garden: We’ve entered the “dog days,” the time of year when Sirius, the Dog Star, rises just before the sun. In ancient times, people associated the late summer appearance of the Dog Star with outbreaks of malaria and other illnesses. Although we still refer to the “dog days,” most of the negative…

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I Have it All: Who Am I?

Perennial of the Week: Euphorbia – ‘Spurge’ Euphorbia (also called Spurge) adds exciting textures and brilliant colors to a garden in every season. Add a few well-selected varieties of Euphorbia to your landscape, and you’ll enjoy a succession of blooms that extend from spring right through the fall, and foliage that can warm up a…

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I’m Reliable and Beautiful

Perennial of the Week: Coreopsis – ‘Tickseed’ Dependable, colorful Coreopsis has a place in nearly every garden. Many species are native to the Eastern United States. Some varieties remain small and compact, making them excellent in the foreground of the garden or as a border. Other forms of Coreopsis can reach four feet or more…

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I’m a Famed Healer

Perennial of the Week: Yarrow Yarrow, a tough perennial, blooms in colors that are almost brighter than the sunlight they love so much. This plant’s fernlike foliage is green, grayish-green, or silver, and its flowers – which resemble compact bouquets on tall, slender stems — are nearly every color under the sun. Most of us…

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Investment Strategies

What’s in the Garden: This week, we’d like to talk to you about an exciting investment opportunity. That’s right – it’s time to discuss the food you’ll be putting on your table come fall. We now have a fine selection of fresh vegetable transplants that will produce amazing dividends in the coming weeks. Our veggie…

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