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Cosmos

Cosmos

By: Meriel Bradley Cosmos are annual flowers with bright daisy-like flowers on long, slender stems. They bloom all summer and attract birds, bees, and butterflies to the garden. You can grow them from seed by direct sowing after the last frost. They will also...

Dakota Pinnacle Birch

Dakota Pinnacle Birch

By: Meriel Bradley Developed in North Dakota, this is a hardy cultivar of Japanese White Birch. Growing in a graceful slender column to 25 ft. tall by only 10 ft. wide this tree is a lovely choice for a small garden. In March or April, the tree is covered with long...

Lemon Coral Sedum

Lemon Coral Sedum

By: Meriel Bradley Lemon Coral Sedum is a very easy plant to grow, and believe it or not it keeps its colour through the winter, and although it looks spiky it's actually quite soft to the touch. It's supposed to be an annual in my zone 5 garden, but it seems to...

Clearwing Hummingbird Moth

Clearwing Hummingbird Moth

By: Meriel Bradley Hummingbird moths fly and feed during the day, so if you are lucky enough to attract them into your garden you are in for a treat - they are absolutely amazing to watch. I had quite a time getting some pictures to share as they are very busy and...

Candy Striped Spider

Candy Striped Spider

By: Meriel Bradley This was an interesting find on the speedwell in my garden - a Candy Striped Spider. According to Wikipedia, it is: Native to Europe and has been introduced to North America a long time ago Belongs to the family Theridiidae It's not a very big...

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

By: Meriel Bradley The Black Swallowtail Butterfly is so beautiful with an impressive wingspan of about 4 inches. It doesn't land in one spot for very long so is quite hard to capture, but it finally landed in my vegetable garden on a mulch path just long enough for...

Honesty Lunaria

Honesty Lunaria

Zone 5 - 9Height: 1 - 3 feetLight: full sun to part shadeBy: Meriel Bradley The Honesty plant is an easy to grow, low maintenance biennial. It will flower in the second season after planting, but it self seeds really easily, so once it blooms you get it into a cycle...

Garden Paths

Garden Paths

By: Meriel Bradley There are many reasons to include a garden path in your landscaping, but the primary objective is to guide you into and through your garden so you can experience and explore the beauty of your outdoor space. A path that works well will make your...

Daffodil

Daffodil

Zone 3 - 8Height: 12 - 18 inchesLight: full sun to part shadeBy: Meriel Bradley The sunny yellow blooms of daffodils are a welcome sign of spring and warmer weather around the corner. Daffodils grow from bulbs planted in the ground in the fall - just dig a hole 6”...

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