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Drought Tolerant Annuals for the Summer

Summer gardening is made easier with tough, drought-tolerant annuals, especially where summers are hot and dry. So many popular bedding […]

Lovely Lacecap Hydrangeas

In James McNeil Whistler’s famous 1871 painting, Whistler’s Mother, the title subject wears a lace cap and does not appear […]

The Best Hanging Basket Bloomers for Shade

Shaded porches and patios are prime spots for hanging baskets. We spend most of our outdoor leisure time in the […]

Summer Coleus for Nonstop Color

Summer Coleus for Nonstop Color

The old saying goes, “Call me anything you like, but don’t call me late for dinner.”  For a long time, […]

Cool Season Annuals for Spring and Fall

Cool Season Annuals for Spring and Fall

Annuals aren’t just a summer thing.  True, many popular annuals – such as marigolds, zinnias, castor beans, portulacas, and celosias […]

Border Carnations

  Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus and hybrids), with their ragged, “pinked” edges, lovely colors, and long vase life, are staples of [&hell...