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There was an area of the Fairegarden that was not meeting expectations. Although for the month of September, it is the most glorious and admired section, the rest of the year is pretty ho hum.Ideas...
  • Luana Boulanger

    GEUM TRIFOLORUM - Prairie smoke for BUTTERFLIEs. When going to seed, the blossoms open up creating an effect that resembles smoke.

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