virginia bluebells

Virginia Bluebells Are Magic in the Shade Garden

Jeff Cox | May 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Is it possible to fall in love with a plant? I think it is, because Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) have charmed me since the first time I saw them one late April morning as I was driving a country lane …

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Stachys Hummelo

Stachys Hummelo is 2019’s Perennial of the Year

Virtues: Stachys officinalis ‘Hummelo’ has been named 2019’s Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. It’s an easy-to-grow plant that provides spikes of purple flowers in late summer. Its short stature and ability to gently spread (by …
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