Valerie Hawkins

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    Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Southeast

    1. ‘Pink Frost’ Japanese Joe-Pye Weed   Name: Eupatorium fortunei ‘Pink Frost’ Zones: 4-8 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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    12 Brilliant Astilbes

    Astilbe, translated from Greek, means “without brilliance.” Maybe the wild astilbes that earned this dismissive genus name were drab, but today’s cultivars offer bright flowers, great foliage, and steadfast performance…