Summer Flowers

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    Summer Magic in Bill and Linda’s Garden

    Amy is taking us along on a visit to an incredible garden today. A visit to Bill and Linda Pinkham’s Virginia garden in each of the four seasons always charms…

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    The Best Black-Eyed Susans for the Southeast

    Gardeners across the world love the North American–native black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 3–8), also called gloriosa daisy. This straight species is particularly useful in cottage gardens, meadow landscapes, or…

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    The Best Summer Alliums to Grow: Plant Trial Results

    Some years ago, during a midsummer trip to Wisconsin, I found myself transfixed by a vast planting of ‘Summer Beauty’ allium dotted throughout with taller bright pink coneflowers (Echinacea spp.…

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    Noteworthy New Summer Alliums

    Although too new to our trial to be fully evaluated, these notable alliums are worthy of praise. Keep an eye out for them when you're at your local garden center…

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    Jonathan’s Guster Pool Garden

    Today’s photos come from Jonathan Harris, in Maine, who is sharing the garden around his pool, which he calls his Guster Pool Garden, because there are signs on the fence…

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    Revisiting Tracy’s Garden

    We visited Tracy’s beautiful East Bay, California, garden last week, where we focused on her dry garden plantings of cacti, succulents, and other plants that thrive without supplemental water. Today…

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    Flowers of the Canadian Summer

    Today’s photos were sent in by Mary-Jane Duford. It’s well below freezing here in Zone 5. I’m indoors with my houseplants and seed catalogs dreaming of spring! I took all…

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    Bulbs for Summer and Fall

    You can plant these in spring for an array of bold flowers later in the year