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Check out this cute & uncommon little California “Monkey Flower”! It’s found only in the southernmost Sierra Nevada foothills alongside the Tehachapi Mountains, growing in woodlands & open rocky areas. Adorable five-lobed flowers with intricately veined with maroon markings bloom mid-Spring through mid-Summer. To 6” tall & 9” wide. Super easy to grow in sun! Reseeds!

~Verdolaga Bicolor / two-colored Portulaca. Cut a stem, plant in potting soil and it will re-root. From one basket, you can make three or four in a three week period. It makes a great hanging basket.

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Dahlia Twilight Time (Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers and purple and green are my favorite colors, so I'm smitten!) :-)

smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. the blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. also changes colors with the seasons

Delphinium... Delphinium flowers are easy to grow from seed. Just sprinkle seed on the ground. Cover lightly. Water and wait. ;-)

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Nothing is quite as exotic as a gorgeous Dahlia: