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Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

'Blue Blazes' Anise Hyssop Few plants are better at attracting bees and butterflies (while resisting deer and rabbits) than anise hyssop. 'Blue Blazes' is an outstanding selection that shows off large violet-blue flower clusters from midsummer to fall on a compact plant with mint-scent foliage. Name: Agastache 'Blue Blazes' Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 54 inches tall and 36 inches wide Zones: 5-9 Grow it with: Russian…

from Old Farmer's Almanac


Gladiolus Garden! Beautiful cut flowers!

The Persian Blue Allium. The colorful globes are actually clusters of hundreds of long-lasting, star-shaped florets. The Persian Blue Allium grows to 3′ and spreads about 12″. Grows well in full sun to partial shade and combines well with low-growing pere

from eBay

40 Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Love hummingbirds? There are many different flowering plants you can add to your garden or balcony to attract and nourish these beautiful birds. Have a look at the suggestions and see what would work in your yard. Hummingbirds, like bees and butterflies,

Moon Flower - These flowers begin to open as the sun goes down and they have the most amazing fragrance. By morning they are gone.