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Do not be shy about growing ornamental ginger. It is a fun plant to include in your landscape if you are looking for a tropical-looking, low-m…

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I have sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora) growing up an arbor at the entrance to a portion of my garden. This clematis is in full blo…

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Texas gardeners soon realize that, although Dutch tulips are beautiful, their return is unreliable in our warm climate. Many of these bulbs ne…

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Mexican Petunia, Ruellia simplex, bears purple blooms on four-foot tall stems. In the north, it is used as an annual, but here in zone 8, it is considered a perennial. It likes full sun and is heat tolerant. Most plants will go dormant or suffer in summer when nights stay warm, but Mexican petunia continues to grow, even thrive.

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If you are looking for a tall shrub which blooms in summer, consider the Rose of Sharon, aka Althea (Hibiscus syriacus). This shrub grows to 1…

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Dotted along roadsides and in garden settings, spiderworts (Tradescantia) are now in bloom. Their blue color is prized by gardeners, but you n…

Gardeners took notice when Knock Out roses were introduced because of the plant’s exceptional resistance to blackspot. Looking for a low maint…

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You know how a song can get stuck in your head? I’ve been singing “Build Me Up Buttercup,” the '60s hit by The Foundations, in my mind for days now. It started when I saw Buttercups blooming on the side of the road, just in time for National Wildflower Week, which is the first full week of May.