Category Archives: Specific Plants

Acer palmatum ‘Shaina’

Note: Updated in June 2015 – See below. ‘Shaina’ is an absolutely gorgeous little Japanese maple that I bought in 2003 from Wayside Gardens. I remember they said it was found as a “witch’s broom” on much larger Japanese maple, … Continue reading

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10 Plants That Make My Heart Sing

Every flower gardener has favorite perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees. Some focus on those plants, making beds almost exclusively of roses or azaleas and rhododendrons (these people tend to have a lot of space for gardening, hostas, etc. Me, I’m … Continue reading

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Spring Blooming Plants and Garden Assessment

April 15, 2015: I don’t know if it’s still too early in the spring for some of my plants to break through the soil, or if I lost a lot of plants over the winter. I didn’t think you could … Continue reading

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