Category Archives: Plant Profiles

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How to Grow Roses

There have been volumes written on how to grow roses, but for most home gardeners the rules are pretty simple: Choose the right plants for your soil and climate; keep…

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Why We Appreciate Chartreuse Plants

The gloomy spring that seems to finally be behind us really drove home why it’s important to plant trees, shrubs and perennials with foliage that is something other than plain…

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Snow and Plants: How Much Insulation?

After a winter that has featured an odd amount of rain, followed by very cold temperatures, we have finally gotten some snow. Several days of clippers dumping smaller amounts of…

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Fall in Love with Sedum

Whether rock gardeners or cottage gardeners, prairie gardeners or formal gardeners, most northern gardeners have sedum somewhere in their garden. It’s easy to fall in love with this autumn bloomer….

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Love Those Asters!

As August slides toward September, the heat tends to ease up and many gardens improve in appearance. Some plants will put on a second flush of bloom, annuals that faded…