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Prune to preserve the sweet scent of mock orange

Our two mock orange shrubs are full of blooms right now, but they haven’t been pruned in many years and they are very tall and lanky with a lot of dead wood, and look terrible the rest of the time. 272 more words


Delightful Daphnes

So, its’s been a while since I promised myself that I’d start to blog on growing plants, being a gardener and bring to the big world the story of my garden in Ireland. 574 more words

Lavistown House

miss kim lilac

five years ago, i planted two Korean lilac shrubs. this year, for the first time, these shrubs have produced brilliant blooms. the flowers are fragrant and abundant. 226 more words


Hello Lilacs! The late spring isn't looking so bad now, is it?

In my world, lilacs evoke memories like nothing else in the garden. The end of school is what what comes to mind for me.

I have a specific memory of all of us first-graders bringing little bouquets for Mrs. 255 more words

Spring Flowers


Choisya ternata, an evergreen shrub with fragrant spring flowers, what’s not to like? Actually, the foliage has a pungent odor, which I find invigorating, but others are turned off by it. 291 more words


Plant Collector: Deutzia x rosea

Flowering deciduous shrubs are a mainstay of colder climate gardens but less popular in our temperate to warm climes. This means that many gardeners miss out on delights such as this little deutzia. 192 more words

Tikorangi: The Jury Garden