Plant A Patch: Rose Verbena – Glandulria canadensis

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  An easy to grow reblooming perennial, rose verbena is a perfect choice for a ground covering plant in a dry, rocky area in the full sun. It self-seeds easily and  spreads quickly from roots that can form at the nodes. Clusters of pinkish purple flowers begin in May and continue intermittently through early fall…. Read more »

Freshen Your Yard for Fall

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This past weekend was the first time in a long time that I was able to sit with a cup of coffee and honestly critique the gardens that I have put in the backyard so far. It was truly depressing! I tried to rationalize that they were still relatively new and that the weather had… Read more »

Plant A Patch: Fall Glade Onion — (Allium stellatum)

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  When planting your spring blooming bulbs this fall, consider adding some Fall Glade Onions to the mix. Fall Glade Onions, also commonly called Prairie Onions, add drama to your fall garden, just as other summer blooms are starting to fade. Fall Glade Onions grow easily in shallow, rocky soil in full sun to partial… Read more »

Nightscaping — Magic for Your Yard

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With a slight break in the streak of hot, humid weather we’ve had this summer, I’m finding myself spending more time outdoors, especially in the evenings when the sun crosses over the house and onto the street side. The last few nights I have found myself playing the “What if….”  game. What if I added… Read more »