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    Great Plant Picks: June hosta -

    WHAT: June is a type of hosta favored by gardeners because of its compact habit and the lovely colors of its leaves, which emerge bright green and......
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    Plant this Japanese maple, called Maho, for its an unusual color combination. See it in person at the Evergreen Arboretum in Everett. #gardening (Photo by Libbie Soden, Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Foundation)

    Add height to your garden with the showy candelabra primrose. #gardening (Photo by Sandra Schumacher, Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens)

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    Add glamour to your garden with the striking Japanese cobra lily. #gardening (Photo by Richie Steffen, Great Plant Picks)