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Easy, colorful container recipes

In response to posts praising Tropicanna cannas on the Garden Rant and North Coast Gardening blogs, commenters – and one of the blog’s authors – came up with plenty more ideas for using Tropicanna cannas in mixed planters. On the North Coast Gardening blog, garden writer and blogger Susan Morrison said she’d designed a “striking” […]

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The cucumber overtakes the dahlia.

Battle in the garden … Veggies vs Flowers

This is the year of the white cucumber–the Crystal Apple variety to be exact. From a half dozen seeds I’ve throw in the ground, I only expected one or two to take. Apparently they all germinated because now cucumber plants are stretching the length of my front garden overtaking two yews, two tee-pees, three swirled […]

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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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