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Cardinal Flower Is for Hummingbirds

I gave up on my hummingbird feeder years ago. It was more than I wanted to do to keep up with changing the sugar solution every two to three days, as recommended to keep the food free of spoilage that…

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Q&A: What’s wrong with my hydrangea flowers?

Q: My hydrangea bloomed white but instead of turning red it turned brown. What is happening to the petals and what can be done? A: A disease called Botrytis blight can cause spots and browning symptoms on the flower petals…

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Edibles blooming in June

The 15th of every month is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day over at May Dreams Gardens. I usually link there to a post on my personal blog about what’s blooming in my garden, but occasionally I feel the need to make a post…

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Vegetable garden bloggers’ bloom day

Garden bloggers all know (or should) about the monthly event, hosted at May Dreams Gardens, known as Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. I usually join in from my Rogue Eggplant blog to show off my flowers, but why shouldn’t the vegetable…

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It’s bee-time !!

Here at Green Haven Estate, we involuntarily give food and shelter to many fuzzy bees.  We have… Bumblebees Carpenter bees   And numerous unspecified species like these ones.   This year, we will add another bee: the Orchard Mason bee.   Like the…

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The Vegetable for Flower Lovers

It may seem hard to believe, but there are gardeners who can’t be bothered with vegetables. For a vegetable lover such as myself, every vegetable is interesting and unique, but one this year has stood out – for its flower!…

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Hibiscus sabdariffa

One of our favorite plants this year at the Derwood Demo Garden is Hibiscus sabdariffa, or roselle hibiscus (or sorrel, sour-leaf, flor de Jamaica, and many other names).  It is an Old World plant (Africa and Asia) that is also…

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