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  • Lady Jane Tulips
    Add color to your garden with the Lady Jane tulip
    The "Lady Jane" tulip is an offshoot of the species, Tulipa Clusiana, commonly known as the Lady Tulip. Lady Jane tulips add a bright spot of color in any garden and are perfect for sunny spots.Petals of the Lady Jane tulip are white...
  • Hanging basket with Southern Living Plant
    Put this purple foliage and pink-flowering plant in your hanging baskets
    If you are still on the fence about what to get your mother for Mother's Day then consider this versatile winner: a purple-foliage plant with pink-flowering blooms that can be placed in an outdoor pot or hanging basket in addition to being...
  • Peace Rose
    April 29: Peace Rose Day
    April 29 is National Peace Rose Day, but the Peace rose’s history actually is of international interest. According to "Roses" by Orietta Sala, the Peace rose is perhaps the most famous rose in the world. The popular yellow and pink...
  • tulip
    Plant tulips for a colorful spring
    TulipsTulips are a sign that spring has arrived. If you want to tiptoe through the tulips in your own colorful tulip patch, or just admire their beauty, tulips are easy to grow. Tulips bloom from early spring just after the crocus to late spring....
  • calendula
    Calendula for cool weather gardens
    Calendula is a good plant for late spring color in the garden. It enjoys cool weather and will handle several rounds of frost. Calendula is also an excellent plant to spice up the late summer and fall garden and will bloom long after the first...
  • Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) Bloom
    Coltsfoot flowers bloom along roadsides in Maine
    The common coltsfoot flower (Tussilago farfara) appears along roadsides in Maine in early spring. In fact, it is often the first flower to appear. At first glance, you may even think they are dandelions, until you look at the stem. These...
  • marsh marigolds
    Marsh marigolds for the wild or garden
    Marsh MarigoldsIf you are driving through the Northeastern part of the country on an early spring day you may notice Marsh marigolds, Calthra palustris, growing along the roads and in the wetlands. Marsh marigolds are sometimes called Cowslips or...
  • winter aconite
    How to grow winter aconite
    Winter Aconite, Eranthis hyemalis, is also called Yellow Wolves Bane. It is native to southern France but has naturalized in other parts of Europe. The cheery yellow flowers are often compared to buttercups. The early flowers are a blessing to...
  • winter aconite
    How to grow winter aconite
    Winter Aconite, Eranthis hyemalis, is also called Yellow Wolves Bane. It is native to southern France but has naturalized in other parts of Europe. The cheery yellow flowers are often compared to buttercups. The early flowers are a blessing to...
  • star of bethlehem
    Star of Bethlehem, weed or garden flower?
    Star of Bethlehem, Ornithogalum umbellatum, is not a native Michigan plant, although it’s sometimes found growing wild. It is a native of the Mid-east, Syria and Palestine. There are several related species. In North America it is an escapee...
  • Plant Select
    Plant Select announces new picks for high plains and intermountain gardens
    Plant Select announced the newest picks for their high plains and intermountain region palette. Plant Select helps seasoned gardeners and neophytes alike make informed decisions and better investments in rigorously tested perennials, shrubs, trees...
  • bloodroot
    Bloodroot in the garden and in the wild
    One of the earliest wildflowers blooming in Michigan is the bloodroot, (Sanguinaria Canadensis). Other common names include redroot and puccoon. The dainty white flower is an Eastern North American native that blooms from March through April,...
  • hyacinth
    Growing hyacinths for a sweet smelling spring
    Hyacinths are being overlooked by modern gardeners, maybe because they have a formal look about them and modern gardens seem to tend toward informal. But hyacinths can find a place in any garden and they are well worth planting. The lovely smell...
  • pussy willow
    Growing pussy willows
    Did you know that pussy willows were once used in place of palm branches on Palm Sunday? In Europe and North America “pussy willows” are usually out blooming around Palm Sunday. Pussy willows are also important plants to the Chinese...
  • Ambienta lamp from sagegreenlife
    sagegreenlife presents how to light up your life with plants
    We’ve just recently been turned on to sagegreenlife, a site that promotes products in their living design collection. We received their lamp called Ambienta. It is modern, in sleek white—what I would call “new age plastic”...
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