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Horse nettle is a toxic tomato imposter


Anyone with a vegetable or flower garden has probably encountered a prickly weed with white to pale purple flowers with yellow centers. If plants are not removed from their location these flowers develop into yellow fruits resembling cherry tomatoes. This … Continue reading

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Lenten roses are a well-kept garden secret


Lenten roses, probably known more by their scientific name of Hellebore, are curious perennials that fill a unique garden niche. They bloom in late winter to early spring, and few people visit garden centers early enough to see them in … Continue reading

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Dog fennel


Everyone has seen those lacy fern-like spikes with the tiny daisy-like flowers in the summer. This time of year what’s left of the flowers turns white and they can be quite attractive if they are not invading our flowerbeds. This … Continue reading

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