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I Love Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ aka  Jelena Witch Hazel

Name:  Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ aka  ‘Jelena’ Witch Hazel Type of Plant: A large shrub that flowers in February. Why I Love This Plant: Like other varieties of witch hazel, ‘Jelena’ flowers in the winter. It’s especially beautiful when the flowers are lit by...

I Love Cypripedium acaule aka Lady Slipper Orchid

Name:  Cypripedium acaule aka Lady Slipper Orchid Type of Plant: Native ground orchid that thrives in damp woodland and acidic soils Why I Love This Plant:     The more you know about the lady slipper orchid, the more there is to wonder about and admire. First of all,...

I Love Spotted Wintergreen aka Chimaphila maculata

Name:  Spotted Wintergreen aka Chimaphila maculata  Type of Plant: First of all we need to sort through the common names which are Striped Prince's Pine, Spotted Wintergreen, Pipsissewa, Spotted Pipsissewa, Ratsbane, Rheumatism Root, and Striped Wintergreen. Yikes!...
I Love Canna Cannova

I Love Canna Cannova

Name:  Canna Cannova varieties  Type of Plant: Cannas are large-leaf, flowering plants that add a tropical look to gardens and containers. They are...

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I Hate Spiderwort

I Hate Spiderwort

As you can see from previous posts, most of the time I'm loving a plant. Not so much when it comes to spiderwort... Name:   Perennial Tradescantia...

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