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Alstroemeria - a moving tale(!)

Whenever I add a new plant to my collection I generally find it takes a few seasons to become properly acquainted with it, and my alstroemerias are no exception. 429 more words


Plant Profiles: Z Is for Zinnia.

The benefits of zinnias? They bloom all summer long and invite birds and butterflies to your garden. Also, COLOR.

Few things bring back childhood for me more than my grandmother’s flower garden. 336 more words


Decorate Your Mailbox with Climbing Vines

As I drive around Nashville and Williamson County during spring and summer, I am amazed by the variety of plants welcoming the USPS and earning the admiration of everyone. 382 more words

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Mandevilla: The Queen of Annual Vines

It’s just not summer without the addition of the tropical appeal of mandevilla. Their glossy green leaves and large, brilliant blooms scent the garden with a sweetness akin to gardenias. 382 more words


The Most Popular Annuals: Beloved for a Reason

We’ll Meet Again: Coming Back Around to Appreciating the Old Standbys

Several years ago, my daughter Kim and I took the Tennessee Master Gardener course and donned a cloak of… 588 more words


Hostas for the Long Haul

Made for the shade, the quiet green of hostas adds a zenlike sererenity to woodland or Japanese-style gardens.

Few perennials offer a wider variety or more reliability than hostas. 421 more words