Monthly Archives: August 2013

It’s Time to Take Cuttings of Annuals

The last two weeks of August are the ideal time to take cuttings of annuals. Here’s why: Plants are still actively growing so rooting occurs rapidly The weather is still warm and humid so no need to create artificial growth … Continue reading

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Sedum spurium ‘John Creech’

This useful little sedum grows only 2″-4″ (5-10 cm) high, but spreads 10″-12″ (25-30 cm). It’s a nice filler for front-of-the-border empty space, or can be used between stepping stones, since it tolerates light foot traffic. It blooms in July … Continue reading

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Clethra ‘Vanilla Spice’, Update #2

The Green Industry is in the business of marketing and selling plants. As a horticultural writer and a gardener, one of my goals is to inform readers of what happens in the real world once you succumb to those glossy … Continue reading

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Open Day for The Garden Conservancy

The Garden Conservancy is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving exceptional American gardens for public enjoyment. Founded in 1989, The Garden Conservancy began its Open Days Program in 1995, which allows the public to visit some of the country’s … Continue reading

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