Blue Cohosh
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Blue Cohosh

Blue Cohosh is well-known for its effects as a female health supplement. Native Americans employed roots and flowers as herbal medicine to cure a variety of diseases and as a general tonic. Blue cohosh is thought to have actions comparable to those of the hormone oestrogen. It is a lovely wildflower with distinctive spherical blue…

Geraniums are Easy Care Summer Darlings
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Geraniums are Easy Care Summer Darlings

There are two types of plants that most people refer to as “geraniums”.
There are “true geraniums”, which are hardy, native and wild plants that make excellent groundcover and space filler in your garden and landscape.
There are also Pelargoniums, which are more delicate plants hailing from South Africa. In this article, we will discuss both members of the geranium family and share some smart tips for their use and care.

Silver Wormwood
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Silver Wormwood

Silver Wormwood attracts many pollinators and is one of the host plants for the American Lady and Painted Lady butterflies. It is a fragrant, silvery-white shrub-like perennial with woolly grey or white hairs on the stems and leaves. Its flowers are nodding clusters of yellowish flowers that bloom throughout the summer. This plant spreads via…

Great blue Lobelia
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Great blue Lobelia

The Great Blue Lobelia is a clump-forming perennial which grows large spikes featuring bright blue tubular flowers. The showy flowers form an elongated cluster on a leafy stem. This blue counterpart of the Cardinal Flower is the most desirable plant for woodland gardens since the blue flowers offer a welcome contrast to the yellows and…

Smooth Solomon’s Seal
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Smooth Solomon’s Seal

Smooth Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum commutatum) is a drought tolerant perennial for the shade garden, native to Ontraio and Eastern North America. It adds a unique architectural structure with its arching foliage and white bell shaped flowers that dangle along the leaves. It is rhizomatous with lustrous, alternate leaves. You might be interested in learning more…

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