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July Plant of the Month: Hardy White Water Lily

Posted by Jason Sheets
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As we enter into the dog days of summer our sweltering bodies tend to gravitate toward anything resembling an oasis. An outdoor space fitted with an aquatic feature is your salvation. Complete with aquatic plants, this space is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoor garden experience. Water features, whether a small pond or aquatic container, offer so much in increasing the diversity and ecosystem in an open space. They not only attract birds, beneficial insects, and pollinators but also can be a habitat for fish and reptiles. One of my favorite times of year is when our native hardy water lilies come into bloom. I can’t think of a more stunningly beautiful, symmetrically perfect flower one can come across in a garden setting.

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February Plant of the Month: Mahonia x media

Posted by Jason Sheets
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There are few types of trees, shrubs or perennials that bloom in the winter months when most plants are in their dormant phase. While there are some that provide berries or bark texture for winter interest, few actually flower during these cold months of the season. One shrub that does flower during these months is Mahonia x media.

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August Plant of the Month: Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

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We are officially in the midst of the dog days of summer where the heat can take its toll on plant material increasing one’s maintenance in the garden. It’s at this time where we appreciate plants that stand tall and continue to perform not missing a step when the heat is a blazing. This month’s plant star is Butterfly Weed also known by its Latin name, Asclepias tuberosa.

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How to: Grow Basil Indoors

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Freshly picked basil adds an irreplaceable taste of softly crisp greens to any meal. With the proper tools and the right growing conditions, basil is easy to grow indoors. Here’s how you can get started with your own patch of the delicious herb indoors.

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