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Top Fall Flowers for Your Garden

Toad Lily. I think this would look so pretty in a pot in a shady corner of my apartment patio! And it would be super cool in my bouquet :)

Astrantia, Moulin Rouge Unique maroon flowers all summer long. Customer Favorite! Unique maroon flowers are produced all summer. Makes an excellent fresh or dried cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Product Details lifecycle: Perennial Zone: 4-7 Sun: Part Sun Height: 18 inches Spread: 18 inches Uses: Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers Bloom Season: Spring, Summer

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How to Care for and Choose Hydrangeas

PeeGee Hydrangea Paniculata One of the largest hydrangeas, you can grow PeeGee (Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora') as a small summer-flowering tree. It grows to 20 feet tall (or more, if really happy) and 8 feet wide. The large clusters of blooms appear in summer and often fade to pink in fall. Zones 4-8

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The 18 Best Plants for Cottage Gardens

Phlox One of the most brilliant plants of the late-summer garden, phlox produces stunning clusters of white, pink, lavender, and red blooms that bear a delightful fragrance.

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Name: Lilyturf, (Liriope) An easy-to-grow favorite shade perennial. Loved for its grassy foliage and spikes of blue or white flowers in late summer, as well as its resistance to deer and rabbits, lilyturf is practically a plant-it-and-forget garden resident. It grows best in Zones 5-10 and grows a foot tall. Test Garden Tip: Lilyturf can be a fast, almost aggressive spreader when it's happy.

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New Shade-Loving Perennial Varieties for 2013

Shade-Loving Perennial: 'Pretty In Pink' Fairy Wings Fairy wings is a magical flower for spring gardens. This new pink selection has leaves that in emerge in late March, followed by upright slender stalks upon which bloom large, hovering pink-spur flowers. It's a gorgeous sight: Ephemeral winglike pink blooms float above a clump of green-and-raspberry leaves. Growing Conditions: Light shade and well-drained soil Size: 18 inches tall, 3 feet wide Zones: 4-8 Grow It With: Hosta