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Blazing Star Liatris - Modern Cut Flower
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Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea -Hydrangea paniculata 'Renhy'

Category: Plants | Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:06 pm

Went to the Green Expo in Minneapolis this last month. It always gets me charged up for a new year of landscape design.

This time, it's all kinds of new plants. Can you possibly improve on a Hydrangea anymore? Yes, apparently.

Check out Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea and the gorgeous pink blooms. This is one for your garden and for your table.

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Blazing Star Liatris - Modern Cut Flower

Category: Plants | Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:40 pm

One of my favorite things to do is to cut flowers for vases in my home. If I can get a plant that not only looks good outside, but inside -- perfect.

Recently the Liatris were blooming on the corner of the house. As a native Wisconsin plant, I've always liked it for the lovely spikes of purple.

So, I couldn't resist. I cut one for a vase next to my bathroom mirror. Wow. I couldn't believe the look.

Stuck in a little bud vase all by itself, Liatris is a beautiful and unusual flower. Very modern looking -- I'm sure that with a larger arrangement it would work equally well.

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Meidiland Roses & A Great Website! ...

Category: Plants | Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:52 pm

I love roses, but like many people I really don't have the time to fuss over them. That's why landscape roses and shrub roses are so awesome.

If you're busy with family and friends, work, housekeeping and all that other 'stuff' that gets into our daily schedules, try some easy-care shrub roses.

One rose that I've decided is definitely worth a try: Meidiland. I was almost going to try Ruby Meidiland, but decided it was too close to true red for the design I'm working on (which is using blue-reds). Nevertheless -- Wow!

Instead, I'm using Magic Meidiland in the French garden that I'm designing now. A classic plant, roses are hard to resist. My client's guests are going to ooooo and aaahhh over these roses which are really pretty easy to care for. Stunning.

Oh, and check out the rose website I found -- nice information and gorgeous pictures.

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