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Chilean Bellflower - Lapageria rosea - was rightfully chosen as the national flower of Chile. The sumptuous flowers of this cool-climate vine are treasured by gardeners for their beauty. The lovely white cultivar shown here is very rare. Freshly picked seeds are almost never seen for sale.

Alchemilla Mollis - May 2013. Perennial with scalloped, bright green foliage and a haze of tiny, light-green or yellow flowers in the summer months.

The large flowers keep it coming all summer on this heavy bloomer. This vine would be great twining through a trellis or shrub, or cascading out of a hanging basket. To 6’ tall. Annie's Annuals

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Easy Groundcovers


I grow several varieties of these, hummingbirds love them! Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) - Mixed | Trees and Shrubs from Spalding Bulb (three different colors planted together!)

Dianthus Horatio has large white flowers with deep red flecks and splashes of color. Nice, compact bluish green foliage. Dianthus Horatio makes a charming addition tucked in the rock garden or front of border. Evergreen, fragrant, and seaside/salt tolerant. Blooms late spring to late summer. Grows up to 12" tall in full sun. Zones 3-8

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Top Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color

Fothergilla shrub

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. - Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard :)

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The 13 Best Summer-Blooming Shrubs

Potentilla-Potentilla is one of the most common, and easiest shrubs to grow. It starts blooming in late spring and continues through autumn, bearing cheery yellow, orange, red, or white flowers that look like single roses (which attract butterflies). It has attractively divided foliage

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Top Fall Flowers for Your Garden

Aster New England aster bears loads of pink, blue, purple, and white flowers that are great in the vase or in the garden. Butterflies love it -- and we do, too. Name: Aster novae-angliae Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 inches tall Zones: 4-8

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Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

Just Add Flowers Embrace flowering evergreens to add landscape drama. Rhododendrons, mountain laurels, and pieris add color in Northern areas; abelias, camellias, and loropetalum are perfect for warm-winter areas.

Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ ... considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back to the ground each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows 7-8' tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.

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How to Grow Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks, one of my favorite flowers. My grandma had them all over her yard and let us make flower fairies with the buds. // #pink #flower #hollyhocks #garden