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    A Disease-Resistant Bee Balm

    Hooray for botanist John Bartram, who brought Monarda didyma back to Philadelphia from Oswego, New York, in the 1740s. He marveled at the scented leaves and abundance of color, and…

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    Best of the New Additions of 2021

    Today we've got some photos from Bonnie Plikaytis. Greetings from a North Georgia Zone 7 garden. Every year I like to review my garden photos to determine the “best in…

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    The Flowers of August

    Welcome to Lila Johnson’s garden in Mill Creek, Washington (north of Seattle). Here are photos of what was flowering in her garden in August. An exquisite pure white Oriental lily,…

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    Regional Picks: Best New Finds – Northwest

    1. Tracy’s Maidenhair Fern Name: Adiantum × tracyi Usda Hardiness Zones:7 to 9 Size:12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide Conditions:Partial shade; rich, well-drained soil with occasional watering…

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    Hardy fuchsia

    Fuchsia magellanica

    This erect shrub grows to 10 feet high and wide and produces many small, tubular, pendent flowers in shades of red, pink, and sometimes white.

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    Regional Picks: Focal-Point Plants – Northwest

    1. Paperbark Maple Name: Acer griseum USDA hardiness zones: 4 to 8 Size: 20 to 30 feet tall and wide (rounded crown) Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained soil…