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Iris Addict

"Hello, my name is Dona and I am an Iris addict."

Who doesn't love an iris? Only by exercising...

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Three Vines More

Since the last two blogs have been about vines native to most of the Midwest, I thought you might...

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Finding a Home for Trumpet Honeysuckle

OK... just make me happy and admit you've done this at least once or twice: bought a plant without...

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Quite the Quandary

OK…just make me happy and admit you’ve done this at least once or twice:  bought a plant without...

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Well, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

You know how you get what you think is a really good idea?  Then sometime later, you figure out it...

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Heritage Perennials

Perennials, by definition, are expected to live for at least a few years.  Some perennials live...

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One Tough Virgin

I was chatting with a friend a few days ago and she was planning on moving some perennials because...

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Heucheras, Hostas, and a Confession

I have a confession to make…once upon a time, I thought Hostas and Heuchera were boring.  That was...

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Pickled Snowball Bush

One of my earliest memories is of a snowball bush – at least, that was what we called it.  It was...

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Beans: A Nurse Crop for Perennials

I compromised my all-organic city garden today. Herbicide felt like the only option to make up for...

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10 Perennials You Should Plant in the Heat of Summer

She said with serious indignation,  “You are a professional gardener and of all people should know...

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I’m So Into the Outdoors

The Wall Street Journal has a garden section. Well, sort of. The plants and gardens discussed are...