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What’s in the Garden? – A

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

This week I’m starting an alphebetical garden tour – flowers, birds, wildlife, whimsy and more. This week itt’s all about A. A perennial Anemone Virginianna, was a nice addition to the garden. It blooms in late June or early July. This anemone is also called thimbleweed and it is a native plant of North America. It can grow up to 80 cm tall so is frequently called tall anemone or tall thimbleweed. I grew anemones from small bulbs but they are tender perennials and you need to dig the bulbs each year.  I’ve done this for several years but it
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S for Shoofly

Categories: Plants and Seeds.

S for Shoofly …  or Nicandra physalodes … or better known as Apple of Peru. This annual plant, a member of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family,  prefers full sun and moist soil.   It is a native of South America.  the plant can grow to be large and bushy.  The blooms are bell shaped and usually mauve and white.  The blooms can repel bugs, hence the shoo fly name.
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