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[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ruby Spider') | Posted on August 17, 2015 ]

This is the daylily that literally takes my breath away every year! Great grower here in my 5b garden. Increases well and blooms always open well for me.The sight of a clump of Ruby Spider in bloom is spectacular. I highly recommend this plant.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Westbourne Fireside Chats') | Posted on July 31, 2015 ]

I had this daylily in my garden from 2009 until this summer. Just as the majority of the Westbourne daylilies, it just did okay here in my zone 5b.The increase had been slow on this one. It did bloom well for me, but it had a low bud count. Bloom time was very short compared to other daylilies. The main reason for moving this plant out, though, was simply wanting to make room for something I liked better.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wild Mustang') | Posted on July 30, 2015 ]

I have had this daylily since 2007. It increased very well for me. It gets lots of buds and has a long bloom time for me. What I do not like about this plant is that it makes very fat buds, so lots of the first buds to open are not able to open completely. For that reason, I decided to remove it from the garden this year.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate') | Posted on July 30, 2015 ]

Crimson Pirate was my very first spider daylily. Have had this plant for several years, but finally decided to get rid of it this year. This plant was either really good or did not do much. This year was a year when it did not do much. My main reason for getting rid of this plant is that it just multiplies too fast and needs to be divided too often.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Hold Your Horses') | Posted on July 24, 2015 ]

Outstanding performer in my 5b zone. It has increased very well for me. I have never gotten rebloom in my zone, but I get a month of bloom from this plant. It is always one of the first, if not the first, to bloom. This bloom grabs your attention!

[ Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Traveler') | Posted on July 4, 2015 ]

Growing this tomato for the first time this year. It has a number of green tomatoes on it already. It started setting fruit while we had temps in the high 80's and even a few 90 degree days in June. I know this one as Arkansas Traveler. This is one I grew from seed bought from Totally Tomatoes.

[ Golden Leaved Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans Rockin'® Golden Delicious) | Posted on September 25, 2014 ]

I grew this in a container because it is an annual here in zone 5. It really did well for me. I really liked the color combination. It was nice having something that was uncommon. I found it easy to take care of. I would love to find it again. It did attract butterflies and hummingbirds for us to enjoy.

[ Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'SunSugar F1') | Posted on August 28, 2014 ]

It was by accident that I ended up with this tomato in the garden this year. I start seeds, but I pick up a few plants too. I thought I had picked up SunGold, but when I got home I realized my mistake. As it happened, it was a very good mistake to make!

The fruit is small and a nice orange color when it is fully ripe. It has been a good producer for us, but has not over-run us with cherry tomatoes. I do pick them before they're fully ripe, but even with all the rain here this summer, I have not had one tomato off this plant split. My husband loves the fact that this is a little tomato with a big tomato taste. He has requested that I make sure to purchase seeds to grow again next year.

I highly recommend this tomato. I see this one being grown here in our garden from now on.

[ Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Early Girl') | Posted on August 25, 2014 ]

One of the very first types of tomatoes I grew. It seems to be very popular in many areas. Despite the name, I never found it to be early, though it was often the first plant with ripe fruit. The flavor is not exceptional, but after a long winter it tastes pretty good! The main plus for Early Girl is that it usually keeps producing up until frost here. I have often brought in a number of green tomatoes to finish ripening indoors at the end of the season. The fruit size varies from small to medium.

[ Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Rutgers') | Posted on August 24, 2014 ]

After reading about Rutgers for years, I finally bought seeds this past winter. I grew and planted 4 Rutgers plants. They are very sturdy plants with good thick stems.They have outproduced my Early Girl and Big Beef hybrids. This tomato is producing nice tennis-ball-size fruit and some larger. We eat all of our tomatoes fresh. This a perfect tomato for slicing. Rutgers will now be a must-have in my garden.

[ Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Jet Star') | Posted on August 24, 2014 ]

I had grown Jet Star before and it had been a fair producer for me. This year I bought one Jet Star plant and it has been a very good producer for us. I have picked a number of nice tennis-ball-sized tomatoes off my one plant. They are nice juicy slicers. We think they taste good. I have been sure to feed my plants every week this year and have also used fish fertilizer on them. I do not know whether that has made the big difference.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Smoky Mountain Autumn') | Posted on August 22, 2014 ]

I love the unique coloring of this daylily. The color does vary a bit, depending on temperatures, for me. I have found it to increase well for me, but I have never had rebloom or had it perform as a bud builder in my garden. I am located in western central Indiana, zone 5b. I do get about of month of bloom from Smoky Mountain Autumn, which makes it a keeper for me!

[ Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Krim') | Posted on March 1, 2014 ]

We grew this one for the first time in 2013. We loved the flavor and it produced well for us. Would grow it again.

[ Lily (Lilium 'African Queen') | Posted on September 24, 2013 ]

I have noticed that the height will vary from year to year. Mine have grown as tall as 7 feet and they were a bit floppy at that height. However, on average they are usually about 5 feet tall and have very sturdy stems. They have a nice scent and I enjoy the varying melon color.

[ Lily (Lilium henryi) | Posted on September 24, 2013 ]

I have had this lily in my garden for 3 years now and have found it to be very hardy. I have them planted in an area where I am not able to water at all. They require no care or attention at all on my part. It is a simple but very charming lily.

[ Hosta 'June' | Posted on January 27, 2012 ]

Love this hosta! Easy to see why it is always high on the popularity polls for hosta. It grows well, grows pretty fast, and no matter how many you have they will all look different according to where you plant it. Like most people I know, I grow two of this wonderful hosta!

[ Hosta (Hosta plantaginea) | Posted on January 27, 2012 ]

I love this hosta. It is a very fast grower. The hummingbirds enjoy the flowers. My one complaint about it is that it has thin leaves that tear easily in hail storms, which we have often during the summer.

[ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Laura') | Posted on January 27, 2012 ]

Have found this to be an outstanding plant that blooms all summer into fall here!

[ Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea PowWow® Wild Berry) | Posted on January 18, 2012 ]

I bought 2 of these last spring and they grew so fast I had to move one to give them more space. They bloomed all summer and into October for me. Outstanding summer bloomer!

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