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Some tips about roses

I got these tips in email, without any attribution. These seemed interesting, so am posting them here; if you have further feedback or more tips, please let me know through comments.

Fish Emulsion (5-0-0) is incapable of damaging roses even if you use too much. If you have a fisherman in the family or as […]

Joe Pye weed – Tall plants with small flowers that attract butterflies

Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium fistulosum Barratt) is an herbaceous perennial native from Maine to Michigan, south to central Florida and Texas (USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9; AHS Heat Zones 2-10) (this information is relevant for the United States, if you have information for other countries, please provide in the comments box). Joe-Pye-Weed is a 5 to 6 […]

Blanketflower (Gaillardia grandiflora)

Blanket Flower is an extremely beautiful flower, favoring the bright colors. And why is the common name of the plant called ‘Blanket Flower’, well it is because the flower has the brilliant red and yellow colors that are found in some southwestern Indian Blankets. The botanical name, Gaillardia’s name comes from the French botanist, Gaillard […]

Purple Passionflower (aka passiflora incarnata)

Passiflora incarnata is different from the other varieties of the Passiflora variety (which are mostly tropical evergreen). Passiflora incarnata is deciduous, capable of surviving winter freezes (very common to large chunks of the United States) and is commonly called passion flower / maypop. Passion flower is commonly found in the southeastern United States and is […]