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Growing Out-of-Zone Plants
Friday October 22
Here are some tips for growing out-of-zone plants:
Exposure
Friday October 08
Exposure is a very important consideration in all gardens that include woody plants. 
Fall Perennials to Cut Back and Leave Be
Monday September 27
Fred has your list of perennials to cute back in the fall as well as some to leave be. 
Soil pH
Friday September 24
Another aspect of soil that is important to consider is the pH, or the measure of the acidity. 
Drainage
Friday September 10
Drainage can be improved in very wet areas by tilling and adding organic matter to the soil, or by building raised beds. 

Plant Of The Week

Butterfly Bush
Monday September 13
 The butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of blossoms—long, spiked trusses—that bloom from summer to autumn.
Golden Rain Tree
Tuesday September 07
It is popularly grown as an ornamental tree in temperate regions all across the world because of the aesthetic appeal of its flowers, leaves and seed pods. Several cultivars have been selected for garden planting, including 'Fastigiata' with a narrow crown, and 'September Gold', flowering in late summer. - Wikipedia
Sweet Autumn Clematis
Monday August 30
Clematis terniflora is a plant in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. It is native to northeastern Asia. It was introduced into the United States in the late 1800s as an ornamental garden plant, and has naturalized in many of the eastern states.Wikipedia
Ironweed
Monday August 16
Named for its tough stem, Ironweed has excellent upright form in the garden.  
Rose of Sharon
Monday August 09
Hibiscus syriacus is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is native to south-central and southeast China, but widely introduced elsewhere, including much of Asia.

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