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Overlooked Plant Select: try them! You' ll LIKE them...

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Overlooked Plant Select: try them! You' ll LIKE them...

The plants promoted by Plant Select that have been neglected a bit in my opinion are the sun daisies. Osteospermum is a large genus practically restricted to southern Africa with dozens of species, most of them very tender. Plant Select introduced a bevy of these over the past decade which have incredible impact in the landscape. Purple Mountain is that unique color of rich purple that is quite rare in...

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Haiku on the prairie...

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Haiku on the prairie...

 Things Japanese are not limited to the Japanese Garden: here is a shot of  Sakurasoh, the rare Japanese Primula sieboldii which is one of the hardiest and best primroses for Colorado Gardens, blooming in Plantasia in early May. Sakura is Japanese for cherry blossom--which this primrose is said to resemble.

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Miracle year on the prairie!

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Miracle year on the prairie!

Prairie ablaze! Everyone knows about the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, but the Great Plains can be as colorful in their own way, often both spring and fall. Right now (these pictures were taken yesterday) the color in Baca County and the Oklahoma panhandle are the best I have ever seen. Every single yucca seems to be in bloom, and every stop I made revealed DOZENS of wonderful plants, many of which...

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