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Dave's Garden Articles: By Debra Corrington

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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Christmas Ferns - Add a Few Fronds for Festive Holiday Decorations
By Debra Corrington (rcn48)

"Nature made a fern for pure leaves." Henry David Thoreau. [1] The handsome foliage of ferns has long been a favorite of florists in cut flower arrangements, retaining their rich green color long after the flowers have faded. The Christmas Fern is no exception, with its similarity to Boston Fern, the distinctive lance-shaped, leathery fronds add an elegant, long-lasting addition to any holiday arrangement.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

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Hot New Heucheras will Sizzle in your Garden!
By Debra Corrington (rcn48)

Recent breeding efforts with the native Heuchera villosa species have resulted in amazing new selections and are now offering an opportunity for you to add "sizzling" color to your gardens this year! Dramatic foliage colors, late summer blooming for the garden, vigorous habit, and much more tolerant of heat and humidity than other varieties ~ what more could Heuchera fans ask for?

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Hardy Euphorbias in the Garden – An Untamed Passion for 'Shrubby Spurges'
By Debra Corrington (rcn48)

A gardener’s first tendency when you mention Euphorbias might evoke visions of Poinsettias, Crown of Thorns or an old favorite, Cushion Spurge. The family of Euphorbias I'm passionate about is commonly known as 'Shrubby Spurges'. With recent developments in breeding efforts, these plants have attained new heights and all I can say is WOW! The new palette of colors and textures now available offers enticing selections to lure you in…and I’m hooked!

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

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Botanical Garden Plant Sales ~ A Shopping Frenzy for Gardeners!
By Debra Corrington (rcn48)

It's been a long, dreary winter and the first signs of spring find restless gardeners anxious to start planting! The avalanche of catalogs you've been flipping through all winter MUST have you yearning for that certain plant...right? Plant Sales at Botanical Gardens are fantastic opportunities to find exciting new plants, trees and shrubs being offered every spring. Read on for more information about these terrific sales and how you can join the "Shopping Frenzy"!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

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A Celebration of the Winter Solstice
By Debra Corrington (rcn48)

Today we celebrate the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the first day of the winter season. Typically falling between the 21st and 23rd of December each year, the Winter Solstice ushers in the promise of longer days and rekindles our gardening spirit for yet another year.

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