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Fall’s the time to turn patio plants into houseplants!

Fall’s here. Time to close up the pool and bring the plants in. Above, you can see my plectranthus in full bloom (purple flowers) and my ‘Royal Glissade’ coleus (lime- and rust-colored foliage). This will be my first attempt at overwintering coleus as a houseplant. I already successfully overwintered the plectranthus this past year, after […]

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Volcano White Phlox

Smell your way to your next plant purchase

Pat here, writing from a warm and sunny Chicagoland. I recently cut some Old Fashioned Vining Petunias and put them in a vase. I usually don’t sniff my flowers, but somehow I got a whiff of these beauties, and was rewarded with the sweetest fragrance I can ever remember from a cut flower.   Scent […]

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Sunflower bloom – NEAR!

August 2012 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

 Here they are: My Flower Carpet roses (Flower Carpet Amber) – near and far. And that’s the theme for my August 2012 Garden Blogger’s Bloom day: “Near and Far.” (Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, the brainchild of Carol Michel of May Dreams Gardens, occurs on the 15th of each month, when gardeners post images of what’s […]

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Blue dragonfly on Bluestorm agapanthus foliage (matches the flower…nicely done!)

Cool bug, butterfly pics from the garden

I’ve never been good at taking close-up pics of bugs, butterflies or birds in my garden. They always fly away before I snap a feeble shot with my iPhone. Or, if I do get close enough, the image gets fuzzy. Yes, I s’pose I should get one of those big, fancy SLR cameras (whatever “SLR” […]

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