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Falling for chrysanthemums

One of the ways I knew this wasn’t going to be an ordinary summer in my garden was when I noticed a chrysanthemum trying to bloom in May. Chrysanthemums are fall flowers! Well, sort of. In their native Asia they’re actually long-blooming late-summer flowers, which is how they came to be symbolically associated with longevity […]

Weather lands a good punch on Knock Out roses

Everybody loves the hardy, disease-resistant shrub roses that have become so popular in the last couple of decades for their easy care and nonchalant reblooming. Many will bloom – and often rebloom after June – without deadheading, and survive even cold Midwestern winters without being swaddled. Some slow-release fertilizer in spring is welcome, but many […]