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When You Intend A Plant To Be Destroyed

There are some perennials that we place in the garden hoping that they aren't eaten by rabbits, beetles, or caterpillars. But there are others that we plant, hoping that they will be munched, shredded or otherwise destroyed. The pearly everlasting (Anaphalis...

I Love Rockin’® Fuchsia Salvia hybrid

Name: Rockin'® Fuchsia Salvia hybrid 'BBSAL00301' USPP 30,923, Can 6,296 Type of Plant: A hybrid Salvia that is great in containers or planted in mass in the ground. Why I Love this Plant: I love the color of Rockin'® Fuchsia, and the fact that the bumble bees are...
A Well Mannered Violet

A Well Mannered Violet

In past posts I've made it clear that I don't want common violets (Viola odorata) on Poison Ivy Acres. I will periodically spot a flowering plant or...

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Naming A Property

Naming A Property

Martha Stewart's house in Maine is called Skylands, Oprah Winfrey calls her California property Promised Land, and the late Roald Dahl lived in...

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What We Treasure

What We Treasure

When I was going into the 7th grade my family moved from Muncie, Indiana to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Instead of the one-day drive north, however,...

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Words To Live By

Words To Live By

There are times when we need to speak up, be bold, suggest new approaches and plant differently. It's not always appreciated, welcomed or accepted....

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How Books Grow

How Books Grow

Many who follow this blog are also people who value books about gardening and beyond. First and foremost, this blog post is a thank you note. Garden...

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