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April 2015 - Page 2 of 4

  • Plant Guide

    Black Magic Elephant Ear

    Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’ 

    Large striking, dusty purple-black foliage contrasts spectacularly with bright-colored plants. Spreads freely in rich, wet soils; more slowly in dry, clay soil. Adds bold color and tropical flair to any…

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    Calamar Squid Agave

    Agave bracteosa ‘Calamar’

    Rare, non-clumping form of Agave. Spineless blue-green leaves emerge vertically from a center rosette and arch gracefully to the outside of the plant. Rarely flowers. An interesting container or dry…

  • Plant Guide

    Chilean Prickly Rhubarb

    Gunnera tinctoria

    Enormous, puckered leaves of this tropical, prehistoric plant emerge in spring, reaching six feet across or more, creating a dramatic waterside or greenhouse specimen. In late spring, a robust stalk…

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    Summer Snowflake Viburnum

    Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake’ 

    Broadly rounded form to this medium size shrub. Its tiered horizontal branches magnificently display the large, flat flower clusters. Red fruit in fall is very ornamental. Deciduous. Information provided by…

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    Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

    Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’

    A dramatic, drooping form makes this attractive conifer a special addition to any landscape. Use as a large specimen or accent. Pendant branchlets display icy-blue needles. Evergreen. Information provided by…

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    A Blank Canvas

    There is something exciting about starting from scratch. Join us in our journey!

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    Lots of spring treasures in Jeanne’s Washington garden

    You'll be adding a lot more plants to your spring shopping list after seeing this post....

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    Weeding is a joy in June’s North Carolina garden

    June finds her time down on her knees, weeding the garden, the most enjoyable. It's how she gets to see the garden waking up on an intimate level.

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    Kathie’s springtime garden in Virginia

    Spring has been gentle in Kathie's part of the world, which translates to lush flowers.

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    Spring in Linda’s garden in Washington

    It's spring all over now! But Linda's garden seems to have gotten a head start.