Fall

Sahara D.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
Plants: 

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Hummingbirds are drawn to the dainty flowers offset by bold, richly-colored foliage. Gorgeous next to lady's mantle, delicate woodland ferns, or wide silvery-blue hosta leaves. The strong, straight stems are ideal in cut flower arrangements. Prefers average, moist well-drained soil.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

Cyclamen

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Cyclamen

Strong stems proudly bear vibrant, frilly flowers well above attractive, silver-mottled leaves. Cyclamen make an excellent host gift for the holidays. Since they prefer cool, moist conditions, mist occasionally with room-temperature water. Avoid drafty locations.

Tufted Sedge

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Tufted Sedge

A spectacular sedge bearing beautiful, arching grassy leaves. Makes a beautiful accent plant in the perennial garden and will brighten any deeply shaded spot with its vibrant colors. Plant in large groups or combine with hosta, ferns and tricyrtis for a delightful blend of textures.

Sedge

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Sedge

Finely textured, reddish-bronze foliage emerges upright from a dense clump before arching downward. Interesting for both its color and texture, it is stunning planted alone, in masses or in rock gardens.

Gold Spot Euonymus

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Gold Spot Euonymus

Bushy, midsized shrub has oval, broad yellow-green leaves with a yellow margin. Evergreen foliage serves as an attractive year-round accent in the landscape. Ideal for foundation plantings, as an informal hedge, or for mass planting.

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Walker T.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
Plants: 

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Sprays of dainty flowers are offset by beautifully variegated foliage. Irresistible to hummingbirds. Creates a beautiful display in perennial or rock gardens, along walkways, or in cut flower bouquets. Mulch lightly in winter to protect shallow roots. Remove faded flowers for extended blooming.

Sedge

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Sedge

Eye-catching and attractive! Light and airy, arching blades of colorful foliage form graceful mounds. Great for adding textural interest. Lovely planted among astilbe, trollius and ligularia in the garden. Prefers moist, fertile well-drained soil.

Cyclamen

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Cyclamen

Strong stems proudly bear vibrant, frilly flowers well above attractive, silver-mottled leaves. A tropical perennial that makes a great ground cover for shaded areas or under trees. In northern climates, plant in pots for seasonal color. Prefers cool, moist conditions.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

Striking foliage and vibrant flowers. Wonderful as ground cover, in the rock garden, along walkways or cascading over stone walls. Easy to maintain. Thrives in hot, dry locations.

Euonymus

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Euonymus

Dwarf, compact, shrubby growth habit and tiny, dark green leaves with a golden margin. Durable, heat- and drought-resistant plant. Flowers are inconspicuous. Use for low hedge.

Heather

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Heather

Profuse dainty flowers complement attractive evergreen leaves. Excellent as ground cover, in rock gardens, or at the base of azaleas or rhododendrons. Needs moist, acidic, well-drained soil. Prune to shape in early spring.

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Hillary P.'s collection

Plant type: 
tree
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
Plants: 

Locust

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Locust

Deciduous shade tree with unusual, dark blue-green leaf color. Very fragrant, dark rose-pink flowers. Produces 2-4" fruit pods that persist into winter. Does best where other plants won't grow.

Japanese Maple

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Japanese Maple

Small deciduous tree widely grown for its colorful foliage and form. Makes a magnificent specimen or a perfect small landscape tree for entrances or patios. Attractive fall color extends the season. Virtually maintenance-free.

Purple Moor Grass

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Purple Moor Grass

A beautiful grass for the garden or as a small-scale ground cover. A lovely companion to hostas, rhododendrons, other ornamental grasses and dwarf conifers. Airy flower plumes are a nice addition to late summer bouquets. Slow growing and easy to care for.

Serviceberry

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Serviceberry

Heavy stems have white blooms in spring and showy reddish-orange foliage in fall. Flowers have a delicate fragrance. Attractive understory tree for lawns, shrub borders, woodland margins or native plant areas.

Aster

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Aster

Rose

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Rose

Large orange-red double flowers are slightly fragrant. Medium-green glossy foliage is attractive. Use in containers, or as a specimen or cut flower. Remove spent flowers to encourage reblooming.

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Tahiya K.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 1
Plants: 

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Delicate sprays of white flowers bloom above caramel-colored leaves. This plant is durable and tolerates heat and humidity. Deer resistant. Wonderful as an accent plant.

Fountain Grass

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Fountain Grass

Soft-textured variegated foliage and fuzzy, greenish-white flower spikes. Excellent choice when mass planted as a ground cover, at garden's edge, or in containers. A low-maintenance plant that is tolerant of wind and salt spray. Cut plumes are attractive in mixed arrangements.

Euonymus

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Euonymus

Dwarf, compact, shrubby growth habit and tiny, dark green leaves with a golden margin. Durable, heat- and drought-resistant plant. Flowers are inconspicuous. Use for low hedge.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

Striking foliage with beautiful flowers that attract butterflies. Outstanding in the garden or landscape planting, along walkways or in the rock garden. Attractive planted with late-summer flowering plants like rudbeckia, coneflowers and asters.

Chrysanthemum

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Chrysanthemum

Beautiful silver-edged leaves are an attractive foliage accent in the garden. Lovely at garden's edge, and an excellent small-scale ground cover, especially among rocks or evergreen shrubs. Flowers are small, bright yellow buttons, sometimes ringed with white or soft pink petals. Blooms very late, may not flower in short-summer climates.  

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Ivan T.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Ornamental Pepper

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Ornamental Pepper

An outstanding landscape plant. Small vibrant fruit is produced in clusters atop rich foliage, making this a highly ornamental plant. A unique choice for garden's edge, planting in groups, as summer bedding, or use in combination pots mixed with other annuals for the patio or deck.

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Beautiful ruffled leaves, chocolate-brown on top and burgundy underneath, provide excellent dark contrast. Slender stems bear delicate purple, bell-shaped flowers. Wonderful for attracting hummingbirds to the border. Long-lasting cut flowers.

Carpet Bugleweed

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Carpet Bugleweed

Beautiful flower spikes complement rich, burgundy foliage and attract hummingbirds. Vigorous, spreading plants are superb ground cover for difficult situations, such as dry shade beneath trees or on slopes. Attractive in rock gardens or at garden's edge.

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Macy D.'s collection

Plant type: 
shrub
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 9
Plants: 

Virginia Sweetspire

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Virginia Sweetspire

Dwarf deciduous flowering shrub with brilliant orange to deep red fall foliage that persists well into winter. Fragrant white flower spikes in spring. Likes moist or wet sites. Plant in mixed borders or as a foundation plant.

Creeping Myrtle

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Creeping Myrtle

Lovely flowers complement glossy leaves. A reliable and attractive ground cover for difficult situations such as dry shade under trees and for erosion control on banks or slopes. Best performance when shaded from hot afternoon sun.

Serviceberry

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Serviceberry

Heavy stems have white blooms in spring and showy reddish-orange foliage in fall. Flowers have a delicate fragrance. Attractive understory tree for lawns, shrub borders, woodland margins or native plant areas.

Austrian Pine

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Austrian Pine

Superb, fast-growing evergreen has handsome needles and charismatic bark. Provides a nice landscape backdrop, focal point or windbreak. Exceptionally tolerant of urban conditions. Prefers well-drained soil.

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Beth D.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
Plants: 

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

Striking foliage complements vibrant flowers. Outstanding as ground cover, in the rock garden, along walkways or cascading over stone walls. Easy to maintain. Thrives in hot, dry locations.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

This dainty plant is an outstanding addition to mixed succulent containers. Excellent in the rock garden, at garden's edge, along walkways and in small niches between rocks. Low maintenance and easy to grow.

Hebe

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Hebe

Hebe was the Greek goddess of youth and immortality. This eternally vigorous genus lives up to her legacy. Silvery leaves twinkle on the arching black stems. Pale lavender flowers appear in the spring. Wind and drought tolerant.

Carpet Bugleweed

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Carpet Bugleweed

Striking variegated foliage complements vibrant blue, hummingbird-attracting flower spikes. Beautiful in rock gardens, at garden's edge or planted with hostas or other perennials. Vigorous plants are an excellent ground cover beneath trees or shrubs.

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Dallas T.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
Plants: 

Foamy Bells

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Foamy Bells

This outstanding selection has large yellow leaves with bright red markings along the midribs. Leaf color fades to light yellowish-green with a red center. White flowers are produced early. Wonderful low edger or container plant.

Aster

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Aster

Abundant blue-purple flowers add bright color to the late garden. Excellent habit and a strong grower. A great addition to the perennial border, where it attracts butterflies. Can be used as a cut flower.

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Striking ruffled foliage is purple with a silver overlay, and combines beautifully with silver- or burgundy-leaved plants. Dainty bell-shaped blooms are white to green on 26" mahogany stems. An attractive accent in the garden or cut flower arrangement.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

Striking foliage with beautiful flowers that attract butterflies. Outstanding in the garden or landscape planting, along walkways or in the rock garden. Attractive planted with late-summer flowering plants like rudbeckia, coneflowers and asters.

Blue Fescue

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Blue Fescue

Outstanding in perennial or rock gardens, mixed landscape plantings, or as a small-scale ground cover. Good companion plant for Sedum ムAutumn Joy' or hardy geraniums. Remove faded flowers to promote foliage growth. Tolerant of dry, poor soil.

Gold Spot Euonymus

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Gold Spot Euonymus

Bushy, midsized shrub has oval, broad yellow-green leaves with a yellow margin. Evergreen foliage serves as an attractive year-round accent in the landscape. Ideal for foundation plantings, as an informal hedge, or for mass planting.

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Gil B.'s collection

Plant type: 
tree
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
6 - 8
Plants: 

Japanese Maple

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Japanese Maple

Small deciduous tree widely grown for its colorful foliage and form. Makes a magnificent specimen or a perfect small landscape tree for entrances or patios. Attractive fall color extends the season. Virtually maintenance-free.

Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone

Large flowers on graceful, slender stalks provide dramatic late season color for the garden or bouquet. Beautiful planted with asters, monkshood, artemisia and ornamental grasses. Deep green foliage forms low mounds and stays attractive all season.

Japanese Maple

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Japanese Maple

Zonal Geranium

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Zonal Geranium

Large clusters of colorful blooms spring through fall on upright-growing foliage with distinctive leaf design. Pinto™ tolerates both cold and hot conditions, offering toughness and versatility for containers and landscapes. Remove spent flowers for continuous bloom. Keep soil moist and feed monthly with low-nitrogen fertilizer for nonstop blooming.

Japanese Maple

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Japanese Maple

This lovely accent tree is prized for its beautiful, intricately divided, bright green foliage and striking weeping form. Makes a magnificent specimen or a perfect small landscape tree for entrances or patios. Attractive fall color extends the season. Virtually maintenance-free.

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April S.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
5 - 1
Plants: 

Carpet Bugleweed

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Carpet Bugleweed

Striking variegated foliage complements vibrant flowers that attract hummingbirds. Beautiful in rock gardens, at garden's edge, or planted with hostas or other perennials. Vigorous plants are an excellent ground cover beneath trees or shrubs. Grows best in light shade and moist soil.

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

A very attractive plant with varying shades of orange to brown foliage and cream-colored flowers. Excellent for borders, ground cover, edging, rock gardens or cutting.

Dwarf Fountain Grass

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Dwarf Fountain Grass

Profuse flower plumes cover neat mounds of foliage. Ideal as an edging in the garden, as a cover for spring-flowering bulbs and as part of a stunning late season display with rudbeckia, Russian sage and asters. Virtually maintenance-free.

Heather

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Heather

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

This dainty plant is an outstanding addition to mixed succulent containers. Excellent in the rock garden, at garden's edge, along walkways and in small niches between rocks. Low maintenance and easy to grow.

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Race B.'s collection

Plant type: 
shrub
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 8
Plants: 

Japanese Maple

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Japanese Maple

A wonderful small tree with magnificent form and texture. Handsome cascading branches with new growth in a bright crimson-red, which persists throughout the season. The lacy, finely dissected leaves add an architectural accent to the landscape. Fall color is a splendid scarlet.

Pampas Grass

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Pampas Grass

Dramatic flower plumes and towering form create a breathtaking display. Striking as a specimen or against a backdrop of evergreens. Plumes are attractive through winter and prized for dried arrangements. Grow as an annual in the north, or winter indoors.

Japanese Maple

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Japanese Maple

A lovely accent tree. Prized for its changing foliage from orange-yellow to green and back to yellow in autumn. Red-coral colored bark is particularly striking in winter. Makes a magnificent specimen or a perfect small landscape tree for entrances or patios. Attractive fall color extends the season. Virtually maintenance-free.

Japanese Maple

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Japanese Maple

White Spruce

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White Spruce

Versatile evergreen tree makes an excellent focal point in the landscape. Also creates effective hedging or windbreak, and appealing when grouped. Combine with flowering trees, maples or burning bush. Deer resistant. Prefers moist, well-drained, neutral to acid (sour) soil.

Upright Yew

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Upright Yew
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Earl E.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
Plants: 

Pinks

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Pinks

Early-flowering, low-growing plant produces a multitude of attractive flowers. A great choice for beds and borders.

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Hummingbirds are drawn to the dainty flowers offset by bold, richly colored foliage. Gorgeous next to lady's mantle, delicate woodland ferns, or wide silvery-blue hosta leaves. The strong, straight stems are ideal in cut flower arrangements. Mulch lightly in winter to protect shallow roots. Prefers average, moist well-drained soil.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

Carpet Bugleweed

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Carpet Bugleweed

Striking variegated foliage complements vibrant flowers that attract hummingbirds. Beautiful in rock gardens, at garden's edge, or planted with hostas or other perennials. Vigorous plants are an excellent ground cover beneath trees or shrubs. Grows best in light shade and moist soil.

Gold Spot Euonymus

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Gold Spot Euonymus

Bushy, midsized shrub has oval, broad yellow-green leaves with a yellow margin. Evergreen foliage serves as an attractive year-round accent in the landscape. Ideal for foundation plantings, as an informal hedge, or for mass planting.

Tufted Sedge

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Tufted Sedge

A spectacular sedge bearing beautiful, arching grassy leaves. Makes a beautiful accent plant in the perennial garden and will brighten any deeply shaded spot with its vibrant colors. Plant in large groups or combine with hosta, ferns and tricyrtis for a delightful blend of textures.

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Pam N.'s collection

Plant type: 
evergreen shrub
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
Plants: 

False Cypress

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False Cypress

A compact, mounding, evergreen shrub with golden yellow new foliage. Its fine textured, mop-like form makes this a lovely and unique accent plant. Slow growing.

Japanese Pieris

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Japanese Pieris

Colorful foliage emerges red, changes to pink, and then to creamy white before maturing to green. Plant in containers, or use as a specimen or accent plant. A beautiful addition to the shrub border or landscape.

Juniper

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Juniper

Tough, durable evergreen well-suited for low ground cover that grows thick enough to stop weeds. Works well planted under tall evergreens, or on slopes or banks to prevent soil erosion. Requires little or no pruning. Tolerates any well-drained soil type.

David Viburnum

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David Viburnum
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Vince L.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
6 - 9
Plants: 

Blue Hair Grass

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Blue Hair Grass

Tidy mounds of foliage are outstanding in rock gardens, at the front of the garden, as a small-scale ground cover, or in mixed containers. The silver-green spikelets may be cut for bouquets or allowed to dry to a buff color for dried arrangements.

Aster

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Aster

Abundant blue-purple flowers add bright color to the late garden. Excellent habit and a strong grower. A great addition to the perennial border, where it attracts butterflies. Can be used as a cut flower.

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Striking ruffled foliage is purple with a silver overlay, and combines beautifully with silver- or burgundy-leaved plants. Dainty bell-shaped blooms are white to green on 26" mahogany stems. An attractive accent in the garden or cut flower arrangement.

Cyclamen

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Cyclamen

Strong stems proudly bear vibrant, frilly flowers well above attractive, silver-mottled leaves. Cyclamen make an excellent host gift for the holidays. Since they prefer cool, moist conditions, mist occasionally with room-temperature water. Avoid drafty locations.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

Striking foliage with beautiful flowers that attract butterflies. Outstanding in the garden or landscape planting, along walkways or in the rock garden. Attractive planted with late-summer flowering plants like rudbeckia, coneflowers and asters.

Gold Spot Euonymus

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Gold Spot Euonymus

Bushy, midsized shrub has oval, broad yellow-green leaves with a yellow margin. Evergreen foliage serves as an attractive year-round accent in the landscape. Ideal for foundation plantings, as an informal hedge, or for mass planting.

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Erin W.'s Collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 7
Plants: 

Heather

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Heather

English Ivy

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English Ivy

Beautiful evergreen foliage adds rich texture to a wide range of landscape situations. Ideal as a ground cover for both sunny and shaded sites, for erosion control on slopes, or as a vine for climbing tree trunks and walls.

Lemon Thyme

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Lemon Thyme

Aromatic foliage has a strong, sweet lemon scent. Excellent culinary herb used to flavor chicken, fish and pork, vegetable dishes, stuffings and makes a flavorful tea. Good in potpourri and sachets. An attractive garden plant with rosy lavender flowers.

Heather

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Heather

Heather

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Heather

A profusion of dainty flowers complements attractive yellow foliage that turns red in winter. Excellent as ground cover, in rock gardens, or at the base of azaleas or rhododendrons. Needs a moist, acidic, well-drained soil.

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Rhonda T.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
Plants: 

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

A four-season perennial! Butterfly-attracting pink flowers mature to bronze-red and foliage is attractive. Allow seed heads to remain standing for winter interest. Outstanding in the garden or landscape planting. Beautiful with rudbeckia, coneflowers and asters.

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

Maiden Grass

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Maiden Grass

Graceful silvery foliage is stunning in the garden or landscape. Striking complement to large-leaved plants or combined with berrying shrubs and evergreens for winter effect. Coppery flower plumes are beautiful cut or dried. Clump forming.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop
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Samantha M.'s collection

Plant type: 
shrub
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
Plants: 

Burning Bush

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Burning Bush

Best known for brilliant fall color, this popular landscape shrub is impossible to miss once the leaves change in autumn. Striking fall foliage is nicely offset by blue-foliaged plants, chrysanthemum and aster. Use for hedge, screen, accent and specimen.

Japanese Maple

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Japanese Maple

This lovely accent tree is prized for its beautiful, finely cut leaves and handsome form. Combines well with liriope, bleeding heart and ornamental grasses, or makes a magnificent specimen or a perfect small landscape tree for entrances or patios. Vibrant fall color. Requires little maintenance.

Rose

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Rose

Bird's Nest Spruce

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Bird's Nest Spruce

Slow-growing, needle-leaved evergreen shrub with fine foliage and a flat spread, resembling a "bird's nest." Very effective as an accent, specimen or foundation plant. Also suitable in rock gardens. Deer resistant. Prefers moist, well-drained, neutral to acid (sour) soil.

Weeping Mulberry

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Weeping Mulberry

An unusual dwarf form with weeping branches, this fast-growing tree is an ideal lawn accent or specimen. Also nice underplanted with ground cover. Very tolerant of urban environments. Prune only when dormant, in late fall or winter. Protect from winds.

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Paula A.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
Plants: 

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Handsome, richly colored foliage bears lofty, dainty bells that are irresistible to hummingbirds. Creates a beautiful display in perennial or rock gardens, along walkways, or in cut flower bouquets. Mulch lightly in winter to protect shallow roots. Remove faded flowers for extended blooming.

Pansy

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Pansy

A very popular cool-weather plant with colorful flowers. Compact plants with large flowers. Great for adding a splash of early or late season color. Completely hardy, even under snow! Flowers well into June. Replant in late summer for the following spring.

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

English Ivy

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English Ivy

Beautiful evergreen foliage adds rich texture to a wide range of landscape situations. Ideal as a ground cover for both sunny and shaded sites, for erosion control on slopes, or as a vine for climbing tree trunks and walls.

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

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Trish P.'s collection

Plant type: 
tree
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
Plants: 

Red Maple

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Red Maple

Amur Maple

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Amur Maple

Year-round interest begins with fragrant spring flowers. Handsome summer foliage turns vibrant colors in autumn, and smooth gray bark provides winter interest. Use as a small tree or large shrub. Ideal for small spaces, raised planters and tree lawns. A good complement to evergreens, itea and burning bush.

Red Maple

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Red Maple

This handsome tree has a dense, oval canopy that provides nice shade. The glossy green leaves turn splendid shades of brilliant red in autumn, putting on a magnificent long-lasting show. A hardy addition to the landscape as a lawn tree or specimen.

Sugar Maple

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Sugar Maple

The fastest growing species of North American native maples. Combines well with large evergreens such as fir and spruce. A large root system and branches that are susceptible to breakage makes this a good choice for open areas but not dense urban sites. Offers ample shade and lovely fall color.

Black Hills Spruce

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Black Hills Spruce

Versatile evergreen tree makes an excellent focal point in the landscape. Also creates effective hedging or windbreak, and appealing when grouped. Combine with flowering trees, maples or birch. Deer resistant. Prefers moist, well-drained, neutral to acid (sour) soil.

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Nadine G.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Pansy

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Pansy

Delta™ offers large 3-5" blooms that are great for early spring, summer or fall containers and landscapes. This variety overwinters well and rebounds better from severe weather than other pansies.

Pansy

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Pansy

Abundant flowers adorn compact plants. Excellent for adding early and late season color to gardens and containers.

Flowering Kale

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Flowering Kale

An indispensable ornamental for the fall garden. This vigorous variety has wide, colorful rosettes of feathery leaves that resemble huge flowers. Great as an accent plant in the garden or add to seasonal combination pots with pansies and ceratostigma. Well-drained, lime-rich soil is best.

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

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Betsy W.'s collection

Plant type: 
shrub
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 9
Plants: 

Virginia Sweetspire

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Virginia Sweetspire

Dwarf deciduous flowering shrub with brilliant orange to deep red fall foliage that persists well into winter. Fragrant white flower spikes in spring. Likes moist or wet sites. Plant in mixed borders or as a foundation plant.

Dwarf Aster

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Dwarf Aster

Profuse vibrant flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Stunning color covers neatly mounded plants. Beautiful with artemisias, Japanese anemones, sunflowers or ornamental grasses. Disease resistant and easy to grow.

Goldenrod

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Goldenrod

Abundant plumes of colorful flowers highlight the late season garden. Attracts butterflies and is a beautiful complement to the vibrant magentas and purples of aster, chrysanthemum and fall foliage. Pollinated by insects, not wind; does not cause hay fever.

Pansy

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Pansy

A very popular cool-weather plant with colorful flowers. Compact plants with large flowers. Great for adding a splash of early or late season color. Completely hardy, even under snow! Flowers well into June. Replant in late summer for the following spring.

Spotted Dead Nettle

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Spotted Dead Nettle

Beautifully variegated leaves and long-blooming flowers brighten shaded gardens and summer containers. Superb as a ground cover beneath trees or shrubs, especially when combined with spring-flowering bulbs. Attractive at garden's edge or along walkways.

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Delicate sprays of white flowers bloom above caramel-colored leaves. This plant is durable and tolerates heat and humidity. Deer resistant. Wonderful as an accent plant.

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Grace G.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
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Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

Marigold

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Marigold

Vibrant flowers bloom above fragrant, highly divided foliage. This fast-growing annual is well-suited for garden's edge, container gardening, or window boxes. Very attractive in combination with blue-spiked flowers. May repel pests. Prefers well-drained soil.

Sweet Flag

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Sweet Flag

Striking foliage provides wonderful color and texture for shaded gardens. An excellent ground cover for open woods, at water's edge, and in ponds or water gardens in up to 4" (10 cm) of water. Flowers are generally inconspicuous.

Carpet Bugleweed

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Carpet Bugleweed

Rich mahogany-colored leaves form a dense, attractive carpet accented by bright flowers in spring. Foliage turns darker and more robust in winter. A lovely ground cover.

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Striking flowers are a wonderful complement to handsome foliage and attract hummingbirds to the garden. Creates a beautiful display in perennial or rock gardens, along walkways or cut for long-lasting bouquets. Mulch lightly in winter.

Pansy

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Pansy

Abundant flowers adorn compact plants. Excellent for adding early and late season color to gardens and containers.

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Carol M.'s collection

Plant type: 
tree
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
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Red Maple

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Red Maple

Star Aster

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Star Aster

Airy clouds of flowers highlight the late summer garden or bouquet. Fine-textured gray-green leaves complement the flowers, creating a lovely combination with Japanese anemone, aster and switch grass.

Japanese Silver Grass

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Japanese Silvergrass

Stunning foliage with exceptional fall color. Ideal grass for garden or landscape, screening or at water's edge. Striking complement to bold-leaved plants or combined with evergreens for winter effect. Flower plumes are beautiful cut. Clump-forming.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

Striking red stems and flowers add contrast and color. Butterfly-attracting flowers mature to dark red; foliage is attractive and seed heads remain standing for winter interest. Outstanding in the garden or landscape planting; beautiful with rudbeckia, coneflowers and asters.

Autumn Sage

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Autumn Sage

Spikes of bright flowers are a hummingbird magnet. The intricate blooms are a great accent for gardens and containers. A lovely companion to yarrow, daisies, coreopsis and ornamental grasses. Heat and drought tolerant. Good winter drainage is essential.

Common Boxwood

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Common Boxwood

Handsome evergreen shrub is very tolerant of pruning and shaping. Well-suited for topiary, entryways or hedging. Flowers in spring are insignificant but very fragrant. Prune in summer. Prefers fertile, well-drained soil and some shade.

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Amelia E.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 1
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Dianthus

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Dianthus

This vibrant mix of flowers has a light fragrance that attracts hummingbirds to the garden. Beautiful at garden's edge, in rock gardens, or in summer bouquets. Thrives in average to alkaline (sweet), well-drained soil and is heat tolerant.

Flowering Cabbage

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Flowering Cabbage

An indispensable ornamental for the fall garden. Large, colorful rosettes of leaves resemble huge flowers. Great as an accent plant in the garden or add to seasonal combination pots with pansies and ceratostigma. Well-drained, lime-rich soil is best.

Blue Oat Grass

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Blue Oat Grass

Striking powder-blue foliage is ideal in the mixed garden or at garden's edge. A wonderful contrast to plants with purple or burgundy leaves, or in cool combination with silvers and grays. Graceful flowering stems are lovely in bouquets.

Orange Sedge

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Orange Sedge

Beautiful fine-textured ornamental grass; excellent in rock gardens, slopes and banks. Attractive bronze foliage complements silver foliages, bright flowers and variegated grasses. Flowers and fruit are inconspicuous.

New England Aster

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New England Aster

Profuse, vibrant flowers attracts butterflies to the garden. Stunning color covers neatly mounded plants. Beautiful with artemisia, Japanese anemone, sunflowers or ornamental grasses. Disease resistant and easy to grow.

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum
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Danielle P.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
Plants: 

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

Cheddar Pinks

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Cheddar Pinks

Carpets the garden with a profusion of flowers. Gray-green foliage is ideal as small-scale ground cover, at garden's edge or in the rock garden. Attractive with catmint, low-growing artemisias or dwarf balloon flower. Prefers a sweet (alkaline) soil.

Japanese Blood Grass

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Japanese Bloodgrass

Stunning foliage plant provides a vibrant season-long display. Beautiful as an edging for the garden or shrub planting, as contrast to green, golden or silver foliages, or featured in a red color theme garden. Remove any pure green shoots as they appear.

Japanese Barberry

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Japanese Barberry

This compact barberry variety bears striking reddish foliage throughout the growing season. Well-suited for planting in large groups, as accent, or for the mixed garden. Contrasts best with yellow- and gray-leaved plants. Exposure to full sun stimulates richest leaf color.

Pansy

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Pansy

A very popular cool-weather plant with colorful flowers. Compact plants with large flowers. Great for adding a splash of early or late season color. Completely hardy, even under snow! Flowers well into June. Replant in late summer for the following spring.

Chard

Chard

Grown for both culinary and ornamental value, the large, crinkly leaves can be eaten like spinach and the stalks like asparagus, or they can be stewed. Dramatic foliage displays contrasting stems and veins in various colors. Harvest as needed, outer leaves first. Keep soil evenly moist.

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Wanda B.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
Plants: 

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

Lamb's Ear

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Lamb's Ear

Bold, silver foliage, ideal as a ground cover or accent plant. Striking in an all-white theme garden, for contrast with vibrant colors, or to help blend plants of different colors in the garden. Excellent variety for hot, humid areas. Lilac flowers.

Ornamental Pepper

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Ornamental Pepper

Shiny black "pearls" of berries that mature to a vibrant red are nestled among striking black foliage. Provides outstanding color contrast as a landscape plant or in containers. Compact, upright form for accent. Prefers well-drained soil. 2006 AAS winner.

Japanese Silver Grass

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Japanese Silvergrass

Delightful silvery foliage forms petite, graceful clumps, ideal for smaller gardens, landscapes or at water's edge. Striking complement to large-leaved plants and evergreens for winter effect. Pinkish flower plumes, beautiful cut or dried.

Pansy

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Pansy

Abundant flowers adorn compact plants. Excellent for adding early and late season color to gardens and containers.

Greek Oregano

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Greek Oregano

Tender, sweetly spicy leaves with excellent flavor. Adds zest to Greek, Italian and Mexican cuisine and complements tomato dishes, beef or lamb stew, gravies, soups, salads or casseroles. Use fresh, dried or fresh frozen. Harvest before flowering.

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Brenda B.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
6 - 8
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Heather

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Heather

Flowering Cabbage

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Flowering Cabbage

An indispensable ornamental for the fall garden. Large, colorful rosettes of leaves resemble huge flowers. Great as an accent plant in the garden or add to seasonal combination pots with pansies and ceratostigma. Well-drained, lime-rich soil is best.

English Ivy

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English Ivy

Beautiful evergreen foliage adds rich texture to a wide range of landscape situations. Ideal as a ground cover for both sunny and shaded sites, for erosion control on slopes, or as a vine for climbing tree trunks and walls.

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