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Tip of the Day – Use Autumn Joy to fill gaps

Have a spot you need to fill in your perennial bed?  Not sure where to start?  Autumn Joy looks great everywhere I put it, and after 6 years it is everywhere in my garden. I have managed to divide this gem of a plant into almost every area of my yard, front and back.  It… Continue reading Tip of the Day – Use Autumn Joy to fill gaps

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Interview with one of my favorite gardeners, my grandma!

When did you start gardening? The summer of 1959, our first summer in Patricia Park (in Des Moines).  That was the 1st time we lived in a home long enough and with a big enough yard to really garden.  I was so into gardening then that when my youngest son, who was in kindergarten, was asked… Continue reading Interview with one of my favorite gardeners, my grandma!

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Add a Hydrangea Limelight to Your Garden

Top 10 Reasons You Should Add a Hydrangea Limelight to Your Garden 1. A shrub that could pass for a beautiful perennial, it really adds to any perennial border. 2. They are extremely low-maintenance. 3. They have a super-long blooming period, from the 2nd week of July until the first frost. 4. They make a… Continue reading Top 10 Reasons You Should Add a Hydrangea Limelight to Your Garden