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C for Clematis

Categories: Plants.

The Polish Spirit clematis grows happily in the trellis garden for many years.  It provides many lovely purple blooms.  In 2010 the trellis had to be moved for some renovations on the basement and the clematis was dug and put into a large tub.
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Canna

Categories: Plants and Seeds.

Canna or Canna Lily is the common name attached to a large group of hybrid plants in the genus Canna, in the family Cannaceae.  Canna is a Latin word meaning a type of read.  This is a wonderful plant to grow in many different varieties.  In my Canadian zone 5 b garden canna is an annual.
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Aquilegia or Columbine Plant

Categories: Plants and Seeds.

Aquilegia or Columbine is an early blooming spring plant.  You can buy cultivated versions or have wild versions in your garden. Aquilegia comes from the Latin word for eagle (aquila), as the shape of the flower petals are said to resemble an eagle’s claw.  We usually call it columbine or Granny’s Bonnet.
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Jenny is Creeping

Categories: Plants.

The creeping Jenny or  lysimachia nummularia, has been creeping and creeping outside the pot!  I planted lots of small shoots into kettles, teapots, teacups, cups, small pots and more about mid May.  Many years ago I must of planted a bit in the back wild garden and forgot all about it.  It has been spreading ever since.  So this spring I dug up lots of the little plants and used them in containers.  Adding this plant to containers is a great way to contain it. Towards the end of June many little yellow flowers appeared on the long trailing stems.
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C for Cosmos

Categories: Plants and Seeds.

  Cosmos are a beautiful tall, annual plant for the garden which produce a multitude of blooms in many colours. They prefer full sun and rich soil. Cosmos are the perfect plant for the back of the garden. Each year I grow these plants from seed that I have saved the previous year. They will also self seed and I will find surprise plants growing in various places of the garden. Deadheading the flowers keeps them in continual bloom from July to first frost. At the end of the growing season let the spent flowers go to seed. When dry
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