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By zuzu on Sep 29, 2011 5:35 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain')

This rose blooms reliably in the shade. It needs grafting to display its full potential, however, and does not grow particularly well on its own roots.

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By mom2goldens on Sep 29, 2011 5:34 PM, concerning plant: Pink Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips')

This is a reliable bloomer and adds some needed color to the garden in the later part of summer. It does like some extra moisture, but does not seem picky about soil. Seems not to be prone to any insect or disease issues.

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By zuzu on Sep 29, 2011 5:32 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'South Africa')

This is an exceptionally healthy and vigorous rose, with vibrant blooms that stand out in the landscape.

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By mom2goldens on Sep 29, 2011 5:32 PM, concerning plant: Closed Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

In zone 5, this plant blooms later in the season (late summer) and adds a beautiful blue color to the garden. It seems to grow fairly slowly, and does not spread aggressively. Does not seem to be picky about soil conditions or need frequent watering. The shape of the flower really is a unique look among other flowers blooming at the same time.

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By zuzu on Sep 29, 2011 5:30 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Sonia')

This rose has a well-deserved reputation as the ideal rose for bouquets. It has long stems and the blooms are almost always perfect, from bud to shatter point.

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By Newyorkrita on Sep 29, 2011 5:28 PM, concerning plant: Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm')

The most common form of Black Eyed Susan and usually available in any local nursery. Goldfinches will eat the dried seeds from the seedheads if you do not cut them.

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By zuzu on Sep 29, 2011 5:26 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Solitude')

This is one of the most satisfying roses I have ever grown. In addition to producing beautiful blooms, with intriguing variations in color and neatly notched petals, the bush is tall and sturdy.

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By mom2goldens on Sep 29, 2011 5:25 PM, concerning plant: Mountain Cornflower (Centaurea montana)

This is a very reliable performer in my zone 5 garden. I often get a second, lighter blooming period if deadheaded after the spring bloom. It will self-seed, but is not terribly aggressive. The blue color is amazing, and adds great color to the spring garden.

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By Sharon on Sep 29, 2011 5:24 PM, concerning plant: Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)

This plant was a gift about 4 years ago; it was potted and maybe about 6 inches tall. Now it towers above 5' and lives in its pot outdoors in summer and inside in winter here in zone 6/7 in western Kentucky. It needs filtered light and likes humidity.

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By zuzu on Sep 29, 2011 5:23 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Soaring Spirits')

The name of this striped pastel rose honors the victims of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers. The pretty blooms are a fitting tribute.

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By threegardeners on Sep 29, 2011 5:21 PM, concerning plant: Bog Bean (Menyanthes trifoliata)

Zone 5a.

I've had this plant growing happily in my pond for 5 years.

My pond gets drained every winter and I just leave the plant in its pot in the empty pond for the winter. Comes back faithfully every spring.

Full shade. Grows like a weed, but is not invasive here.

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By mom2goldens on Sep 29, 2011 5:21 PM, concerning plant: Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides 'Inky Fingers')

This has been a reliable performer in my zone 5 garden. It seems to do best in some shade, and although it's a steady grower it doesn't take over its space. I've grown it in mixed containers and in the garden with good results. Easy to propagate from cuttings.

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By zuzu on Sep 29, 2011 5:19 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Snowfire')

This rose is famous for its vicious thorns. They're huge and nasty, but the blooms are beautiful, so the rose is worth growing, but never on the edge of a flower bed where it might injure someone walking by.

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By threegardeners on Sep 29, 2011 5:18 PM, concerning plant: Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)

Zone 5a

They don't mind my sandy soil...in fact they aren't the least bit fussy about growing conditions. Full sun or part shade. Don't care about watering.

They bloom almost all summer.

Easily propagated by snipping off new shoots in the spring and sticking into some soil in a shady area until rooted, or bending a branch down and pinning to the ground with a rock until rooted.

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By zuzu on Sep 29, 2011 5:17 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Smarty')

This "ground cover" rose towers above the grandifloras planted around it and climbs 12 feet up and across an arbor. It makes a better climber in my garden than most climbers.

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By zuzu on Sep 29, 2011 5:14 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Skyrocket')

This wonderful rose reblooms reliably in the shade. The canes are pliable and easy to train on a pillar or arbor.

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By Newyorkrita on Sep 29, 2011 5:13 PM, concerning plant: Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet')

Beautiful white flowered form of Swamp Milkweed. Like the other milkweeds, it is the host plant for the Monarch Butterfly.

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By mom2goldens on Sep 29, 2011 5:13 PM, concerning plant: Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemon grass is easy to grow; it is not picky about soil, but does like fairly consistant watering. It is hardy in zones 9-11, but can be grown as an annual in cooler zones. Beause it grows slowly from seed, it is easy to overwinter in a sunny spot or under lights. Simply harvest a few stalks from your plant, making sure that your harvested stalks have roots. Plant in your favorite potting mix, and keep evenly moist. The grassy top leaves can be cut back to keep them managable indoors. When the warm weather returns, plant outdoors once again and you'll have a headstart on the growing season. It makes an attractive background plant, but likes a little room once it is established.

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By zuzu on Sep 29, 2011 5:12 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Singin' the Blues')

This relative of Angel Face was advertised as the perfect substitute for Angel Face when it debuted. Unfortunately, this allegedly disease-resistant rose has been just as vulnerable to black spot and pest damage as Angel Face in my garden and it isn't as pretty.

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By threegardeners on Sep 29, 2011 5:12 PM, concerning plant: Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa)

Zone 5a

I grow these in full sun.
The bloom spikes are huge and very eye-catching. The blooms last a long time.
They enjoy my sandy soil and don't need any extra watering.

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