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Blooms in my August Garden: Peegee Hydrangea
One of the most spectacular shrubs in my Summer garden has got to be Hydrangea paniculata. Usually referred to as Peegee Hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata is the latest bloomer in the hydrangea family. Peegee Hydrangea is also often called the Tree Hydrangea,...

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November Blooms in my Georgia Garden: Pink Muhly Grass
Pink Muhly Grass at Callaway Gardens when my Children were small The most beautiful of all the ornamental grasses to me is Muhlenbergia capillaris, usually called Pink (or Purple) Muhly Grass. When not blooming, Pink Muhly Grass just disappears into the bac...

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May Blooms in my Georgia Garden: Weigela
Our Weigela behind the greenhouse is absolutely covered with blooms today.  This red-blooming bush has crimson flowers all along every stem. Weigela florida is an old-fashioned shrub that covers itself in Spring with tubular blooms that attract hummingbirds...

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November Blooms in my Georgia Garden: Osmanthus fragrans, Sweet Tea Olive
Osmanthus fragrans I've been anxiously awaiting the blooms on my Tea Olives ever since Fall arrived. We've been under a severe drought here in Georgia for a couple of months now. Most of our plants are suffering, and many have refused to bloom. Some establi...

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October Blooms in my Georgia Garden: Spider Lily, Lycoris radiata
Lycoris radiata is most often referred to by one of its common names. We always called them Spider Lilies, but in other parts of the South, it is known as Hurricane Lily, since it blooms at the height of Hurricane Season. Each summer we are plagued here in ...

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November Blooms in my Georgia Garden: Sasanqua Camellia
Right in the middle of the Fall harvest season not much thought is given to flowers. This is the time when our homes and front porches are decorated with hay bales, pumpkins, and scarecrows.  Fall or Autumn is my favorite season for many reasons, and I love...

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June Blooms in my Georgia Garden: Bottlebrush Buckeye
Bottlebrush Buckeye in June Bottlebrush Buckeye really showed out in our garden this summer. Multitudes of rain fell during the month of June, and our little bushes just loved it. Aesculus parviflora is usually referred to as Bottlebrush Buckeye because the...

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April Blooms in my Georgia Garden: Wild Honeysuckle
Lonicera sempervirens Red Trumpet Honeysuckle A spectacular vine blooming in our garden in April is the native American Honeysuckle Vine, Lonicera sempervirens. I'm not talking about the very invasive Japanese Honeysuckle that permeates the air with it's st...

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May Blooms in my Georgia Garden: Climbing Hydrangea
Climbing Hydrangea  at Shady Gardens Nursery There's nothing more beautiful right now than the lacy blooms of our Climbing Wild Hydrangea. Decumaria barbara is known by several different common names. You might know it as Wood Vamp, but it is our native Cli...

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May Blooms in my Georgia Garden: Oakleaf Hydrangea
Oakleaf Hydrangea  in Late Spring at Callaway Gardens I know I've written this many times, but the Oakleaf Hydrangea is my very favorite hydrangea, for several reasons. Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly called the Oakleaf Hydrangea, is beautiful all the time....
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