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Perennials that Attract Hummingbirds

Penstemon ‘Grape Taffy’ – Beard-Tongue is a long-blooming perennial that also attracts butterflies and is deer resistant. ‘Grape Taffy’ is a newer introduction from Terra Nova Nurseries with reddish-purple flowers accented with a prominent white throat – these are borne … Continue reading

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Meidiland Landscape Roses

Rosa ‘Bonica’ (syn. ‘Bonica ’82’ ‘Meidomonac’) ((Rosa sempervirens x ‘Mlle. Marthe Carron’) x ‘Picasso’) (Meilland 1981) – The first shrub rose to win an AARS award (in 1987), which also went on the win an Award of Merit in 1993. … Continue reading

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David Austin’s English Roses

Rosa ‘Abraham Darby’ (syn. ‘Auscot’) (‘Yellow Cushion’ x ‘Aloha’) – This cross between a modern climber and a yellow floribunda produced an erect shrub (5′ tall and 4′ wide) with large flowers and a cupped old rose form. These are … Continue reading

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Trees with Fall Colour

Cercidiphyllum japonicum – Katsura is a disease-resistant shade tree growing 40 to 60 feet tall with small heart-shaped leaves that emerge reddish-purple, shifting to yellow and reddish-orange in the fall. These trees will often emit the mouth-watering scent of caramel … Continue reading

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