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[ Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer® The Original) | Posted on September 9, 2012 ]

The blooms age beautifully!

[ Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) | Posted on August 21, 2012 ]

Lindera benzoin (spicebush) is a dioecious shrub. That means that a plant either has male or female reproductive organs in an individual plant - not both. So, in order for pollination to occur successfully, both a male and female plant must be planted. This plant is usually not sexed when you purchase it so, to be fairly certain you have both genders, you must purchase at least 3 or 4. I had one shrub for years that always flowered but never fruited. Last year I learned that it was dioecious, so I purchased 3 more. Sure enough - this year there are berries on two of the shrubs!

[ Hosta 'Guacamole' | Posted on August 20, 2012 ]

Fragrant flowers on this hosta!

[ Starry False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum stellatum) | Posted on August 20, 2012 ]

Spreads politely!

[ Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'President Grevy') | Posted on August 20, 2012 ]

One of the bluest of the lilacs.

[ Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) | Posted on August 19, 2012 ]

Cute plant. Not real showy, but nice foliage and TOUGH as nails. The more I ignore it, the better it does!

[ Apple Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Forest Prince') | Posted on August 19, 2012 ]

This is its 2nd year in the ground from bareroot. Very nice little tree.

[ Lungwort (Pulmonaria saccharata 'Mrs. Moon') | Posted on August 19, 2012 ]

Can get late season mildew. If it does, just cut the leaves off and it will be fine. Otherwise, a great plant!

[ Sedum (Hylotelephium 'Rosy Glow') | Posted on August 19, 2012 ]

Pretty, but flops without lots of sun.

[ Yellow pimpernel (Taenidia integerrima) | Posted on August 19, 2012 ]

LOVE this plant. It's so airy and see-through, it just goes anywhere. So delicately PRETTY!

[ Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata) | Posted on August 18, 2012 ]

So sweet and so BLUE! Love this plant. And, the foliage does not go dormant in the Chicago area.

[ Running Serviceberry (Amelanchier stolonifera) | Posted on August 18, 2012 ]

This plant is SLOW growing. This is its 3rd year and it's only about 18" high. It does run, though - note the child plant at the left.

[ Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) | Posted on August 18, 2012 ]

They say this plant goes dormant in summer, but mine does not. In fact, it sent up blooms sporadically through June!

[ Red Barrenwort (Epimedium alpinum 'Rubrum') | Posted on August 18, 2012 ]

Shade and drought tolerant - ALWAYS looks great!

[ Ditch Lily (Hemerocallis fulva) | Posted on August 16, 2012 ]

I think the old common ditch lilies are even more beautiful than some of the fancy daylilies!

[ Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline') | Posted on August 16, 2012 ]

Full sun is recommended, but I find it grows and blooms in quite a bit of shade. Very mildew resistant.

[ Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia Golden Shadows™) | Posted on August 16, 2012 ]

Spent two years getting its roots down. This is its 3rd year from bareroot and it finally has put on some growth. It's a beauty!

[ Peach-Leaf Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm') | Posted on August 16, 2012 ]

This plant did not bloom until its 3rd year in the ground, but when it did - what a show!

[ Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') | Posted on August 14, 2012 ]

A prolific bloomer and always looks wonderful!

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