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The Purple Flowers of Autumn–Plant Fix

I have always loved purple.  It’s a rich and magical color, and surprisingly, not overly abundant in the flowers of hardy plants.  I have wondered why that is.  Are purple flowers rampant in the tropics, but not colder climes? Is … Continue reading

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Doesn’t autumn, with the chill in the air and the turning of leaves cause us all to stop and savor the garden?  When I walk my garden at this time of the year, I both lament the end of summer … Continue reading

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