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Top 10 Plants you Can’t Kill!

I can't resist a "Top 10" list.  I also can't resist weighing in on their choices.  So here are the plants, with Birds and Blooms explanation of why they love each plant, and my own assessment of each plant. 1.    …

Why I Clean my Beds NOW

Something that gardeners sometimes disagree about is whether to clean up their beds in the fall or wait until spring, and I was interested to learn that horticulturist Carol Allen is in the clean-up-in-fall school.  In fact, her garden is…

Fall Color for Sunny Spots

Last Sunday I was manning the information booth at Greenbelt's Farmers Market when a gentleman stopped to ask if anyone knew what colorful plants were growing in the median strip along the main street into town - the spot shown…

September Gardenblogger Bloom Day in my Maryland Garden

There's a long tradition in the garden-blogging world (okay, long by Internet standards) of posting what's blooming in your garden on the 15th of every month, so Happy Bloom Day, y'all!  Here's what blooms in my garden in mid-September, and…

Sedums – Spillers, Fillers, and Thrillers.

The sedums are a diverse group of plants, easily grown. For the most part they prefer full sun and well-drained soil. They will tolerate afternoon shade, but the foliage colors will be less intense, and the taller ones like 'Autumn…

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