Category Archives: Annuals

Primula -Primrose

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The word Primrose comes from  the French primerose and Latin prima rosa, meaning “first rose”. It grows as a ground cover in open woods and shaded hedgerows. To view the many varieties check out: My wife just bought a non hardy … Continue reading

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Nicotiana -best of the summer annuals

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Pronounced:  Nic- O- ti- ana- Tobacco plant is one of my top 5 favorite annuals and there are just so many reasons why I think this plant should be in more gardens! Single handedly this plant keeps my whole garden … Continue reading

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Sweet Peas- the aristocrat of flowers

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Sweet peas are the aristocrat of flowers. And like most aristocrats, they need to be pampered. My wife, who is Scottish, is the one in our family who grows them. Although I have very little to do with growing them, … Continue reading

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