Year of the Coreopsis

In the language of flowers, Coreopsis means “always cheerful,” and these delightful natives of the Americas live up to this designation in glorious fashion. Equally, at home in naturalized prairie settings or manicured landscapes, Coreopsis provide a lovely sunny presence wherever they make their home. Although typically seen in colors of yellow and gold, many species also contain red, bronze

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What kind of weather can you expect in AUGUST?

WEATHER, PLANTING DATES & MOON PHASES for the month of AUGUST Highs and Lows avg temp 78° avg high temp 87° avg low temp 69° Clear or Cloudy avg nbr of clear days 13 avg nbr of cloudy days 8 Rain and Snow avg snowfall 0″ avg rainfall 3.9″ avg nbr of rainy days 9 Source: WeatherReports.com   Planting Dates

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Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants

CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLANTS AND HAVE FEWER PESTS Although Japanese beetles have a wide range of favorite foods, some plants are more appealing to them than others. Here’s a list of the best and worst plants to keep when dealing with Japanese beetles. Japanese beetle larvae seem to be especially fond of grass and other garden plant roots. The adults like

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Purple De Oro Daylily

Purple De Oro Daylily Hemerocallis x ‘Purple De Oro’ Loads of lavender-purple flowers with chartreuse throats rise above a neat, compact foliage clump of slender, green, grass-like leaves. Blooms freely throughout the summer. Easy care color for the front of borders and mass plantings, or for use as a container accent. Tolerant of heat and humidity. An herbaceous perennial. Average

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