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Force blooms for an early touch of spring

Forcing branches of early-flowering shrubs into bloom indoors is a quick way to bring a little spring into your home.

Stems from many late-winter flowering shrubs and trees flower readily indoors under the right conditions, says Judy Lowe, author of… 163 more words


Plant Collector: Calycanthus floridus

Commonly known as Carolina Allspice, this is the best example I have seen in bloom. We had it here once but dug it out because it was a bit insignificant where it was located. 318 more words

Abbie Jury

What am I seeing? Forsythia

April showers bring forsythia.

Many gardeners find this shrub’s somewhat scrubby summer appearance
too high a price for the spring show–but I challenge that. We need this harbinger of warmer days after months of cold, and the stems of dainty lemon Jell-O® flowers are a balm to the soul in temperamental April. 115 more words

Spring Flowers

Our Paperbush is Outstanding this Spring

One of the benefits of moving to Georgia is we can now grow plants that would not make it where we used to live in Ohio (we were primarily zone 5 however we were successful with some plants that were only hardy to zone 6).  116 more words