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Lily of the valley is a blast from my past


When I was young, my grandfather had a huge patch of these tiny fragrant white flowers all around his house. I used to pick them and place them in jars to bring some aroma inside. Nobody ever cautioned me about … Continue reading

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Snapdragons are an underused cool-season flower


Nearly everyone who desires fall color in their yards in eastern North Carolina plants pansies and mums. A few grow ornamental cabbage and kale. They’re pretty, but I like variety, and snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) can provide a wide array of … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Purse


Cool weather seems to bring out all those cabbage relatives. Shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) is no exception. One nice thing is that most crucifers are edible. What isn’t so nice is they all tend to get the same diseases. Shepherd’s … Continue reading

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