Tag Archives: Shade perennial

Perfume Bottle Bouquet of Gold Lace Primrose

Could there be a cooler looking flower? I remember when I first saw Gold Lace Primrose (Primula x polyantha ‘Mahogany Sunrise’), I was smitten with the combination of deepest, velvety red with bright gold. I associate these rich, warm colors … Continue reading

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Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’—Plant Fix

Many of my favorite plants aren’t looking like much right now.   That’s an understatement, really. Some appear downright horrendous—slimy stems collapsed onto tattered foliage and others, though they may be riding out the weather, have been ravaged by slugs.  An … Continue reading

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When it comes to gardening, I have come to admire the workhorses over the starlets.  You can keep the rare Meconopsis (Himalayan blue poppy), picky Daphne and slug magnet candelabra primroses.  Let other gardeners coddle them.  I want plants that … Continue reading

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