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November Foliage in my Georgia Garden: Sourwood Tree
Sourwood
cannot be beat in my opinion. It’s my favorite native tree, because in
addition to beautiful maroon foliage in early fall, Sourwood has
fragrant blooms in early summer that look and smell like Lily of the
Valley! Sourwood
is a very ornamental ...
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I
don’t know about you, but during the winter, I just cannot get warm
without a fire! Every time I build a new fire something must be
done with the ashes from the previous one.  We try to recycle as
much as we can, and I just abhor waste. What can we do...
Gardening Shady Style
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March Blooms in my Georgia Garden: Creeping Phlox
Blooms are everywhere today in my Georgia garden. After such a mild winter, everything is blooming much earlier than normal. Creeping Phlox is absolutely gorgeous on a slope or spilling over a rock wall. I have tried growing this tough little groundcover to...
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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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