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    Flowering Grasses: Uncommon Varieties

    When it comes to ornamental grasses and their flowers, also known as inflorescences, it’s the subtle things that add up. Sure, they don’t have the in-your-face flower power of a…

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    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Northwest

        1. Rusty Foxglove Name: Digitalis ferruginea USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: Up to 4 feet tall (in flower) and 1 foot wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained…

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    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Mountain West

        1. Pale Coneflower Name: Echinacea pallida USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 12 to 18 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to…

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    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Southeast

        1. ‘Reuben’ Pineapple Lily Name: Eucomis ‘Reuben’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 18 inches tall; 3 bulbs per square foot Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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    Foundation – Friendly Plants

    Designing the plantings immediately surrounding your home is a tricky task for many gardeners. These plants are frequently viewed up close and personal by visitors and the UPS guy, so…

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    Battle of the Grasses

    I think grasses suffer from lumping. I’m guilty of it myself, many times ending a list of companion perennials with the phrase “and some ornamental grasses.” This gives the impression…

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    Regional Picks: Uncommon & Unfussy Plants – Mountain West

    Raspberry Delight® hybrid bush sage Name: Salvia ‘Raspberry Delight’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 10 Size: 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average to dry,…

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    Uncommon Grasses

    A couple of old-school gardeners I admire believe that ornamental grasses belong in meadows or along the shore, not in the garden. I reluctantly agree that grasses can dress the…

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    Plants for a Slope

    Those who choose to garden on an incline exemplify the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemon­ade.” While limited accessibility and maintenance chores can make them difficult to maintain,…