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Jeff Epping

  • Design

    Who Needs a Gold Bar When You Have a Gold Pagoda Dogwood?

    Name: Gold Bullion™ pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia ‘Bachone’) Zones: 3–7 Size: 8 to 10 feet tall and wide Conditions: Partial shade; moist, well-drained soil Native Range: Eastern North America I…

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    How to Create a Gravel Garden

    When you conjure up an image of a gravel garden, it probably isn’t very fun or colorful. Many people picture a sea of hot, dry gravel, some harsh, craggy rocks,…

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    Regional Picks : Water-Wise Plants – Midwest

    Midwest   1. Rosy Sedge   Name: Carex rosea Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 12 to 14 inches tall and wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soil Don’t let…

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    Regional Picks: Tough Ground Covers – Midwest

    1. ‘Tara’ Prairie Dropseed Name: Sporobolus heterolepis ‘Tara’ USDA hardiness zones: 3 to 9 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; average, well-drained soil This exceptional…

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