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Homegrown Spices

Tagetes lucida –¬†Mexican Tarragon is perennial in its native Mexico and Central America but is grown as a frost-tender annual elsewhere. The leaves taste just like French Tarragon (Artemesia dracunculus) and along with the yellow blooms, are brewed to make … Continue reading

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Hemerocallis IV / Daylily

Hemerocallis¬†‘Buffy’s Doll’ (Williamson 1969) – A repeat-blooming daylily which starts flowering midseason and features buff pink blooms with a rosy-purple eyezone and a bright yellow throat. The 3-inch wide flowers are nicely contrasted by the mid green grass-like foliage. Repeat … Continue reading

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Hardy Violets / Viola

Viola odorata ‘MIRACLE Intense Blue’ – A great choice for a vigorous woodland groundcover featuring dark violet-purple flowers (from late winter into spring) with heady fragrance. It is a semi-evergreen perennial with dark green heart-shaped foliage. Tolerates a sun exposure … Continue reading

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Thyme / Thymus

Thymus vulgaris ‘English’ – Common or English thyme is a native of the Mediterranean and was brought to the British Isles by the Romans. It has broad dark green tapered leaves with good flavour and lavender-pink summer blooms that attract … Continue reading

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Edible Sage / Salvia

Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’ (syn. ‘Aurea Variegata’) – This Proven Winner selection is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner and features pungent deep green leaves with bright golden-yellow margins. Lavender-blue flower spikes appear early to mid summer. Prefers full sun … Continue reading

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Winter Pansies / Viola x wittrockiana

Viola x wittrockiana ‘Delta Premium Neon Violet’ – A heat tolerant winter pansy with intense violet blooms with dark purple wings, a purplish-black central blotch and a tiny yellow eye. This F1 hybrid is floriferous with short, sturdy stems and … Continue reading

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Perennial Pansies / Viola cornuta

Viola cornuta SORBET ‘Sunny Royale’ – This cultivar has beautiful bicolor blooms of bright yellow with purple brush strokes and deep violet whiskers, backed by royal purple petals. Also known as Tufted Pansies or Horned Violets, these floriferous perennials bloom … Continue reading

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