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Why is coreopsis called "tickseed"?



It's because the tiny, shiny, black seeds of coreopsis look a bit like ticks. It's NOT because these beautiful plants attract or harbor the pesky buggers, or that ticks eat the seeds. Some plants really get a bum steer when it comes to common names! That's why we typically refer to these plants as coreopsis (pronounced core-ee-OP-sis) rather than tickseed. Want to know more about coreopsis?

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A daylily worth shouting about ... STELLLLLAAAAAAAAA

"America's favorite daylily"That's what 'Stella d'Oro' daylily is known as, and for good reason. One of the first-ever reblooming dayliles (and one of the first dwarf varieties), Stella has become a garden classic in just a few decades on the market.Whether you are looking to add to an existing planting of 'Stella d'Oro' dayliles or [...]

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Embracing Fragrance in the Garden

There are multiple reasons why you might want to add fragrant plants to your garden. If you enjoy having pollinators in your garden, adding fragrant flowers is a great way to attract them, especially bees. While bees love a good fragrant flower, deer aren't enamored by fragrance and tend to keep their distance. It's not [...]

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Phenomenal Lavender

Lavender is easy to love, but hard to grow for some people - Phenomenal changes all that! Proven to be one of the toughest, most durable lavenders on the market, it exhibits better winter survival and better performance in difficult conditions, without skimping on the flowers and fragrance.Available in (20) count flats, bare root, and (10) count quart [...]

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​Purple mazus is an easy-going, easy-growing ground cover.

A beautiful, useful ground cover, it quickly forms a tight, low-growing carpet of green, and it's covered in really neat purple blooms in late spring.Purple mazus grows in sun to part shade (4-6 hours of sun or filtered light all day). It's not bothered by deer, rabbits, or other pests, and looks great even after [...]

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American Hosta Society May Newsletter

From the AHS -Don't you just love this time of year? Hostas are poking up all over the place, unfurling their leaves signaling the fact that spring has finally arrived! The days are getting warmer and longer allowing us to spend more time outside enjoying the [...]

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Dallas Arboretum Field Day Save the Date

Save the DateWednesday, June 26, 2019YOU'RE INVITED TO THE DALLAS ARBORETUM'S FIELD DAYAT The Dallas Arboretum8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218The Trial Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum were created to grow and evaluate different plants suitable for the area's unique climate. The Field Day is a way to hear about the year's top performers.For more informationhttps://www.facebook.com/DallasArbPlantTrials/

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15 of Our Favorite Perennials for the Landscape

When considering the broad and diverse collection of perennials, it was difficult to narrow the list down to only 15. In order to make this list, each plant must meet all of the following criteria: low yearly maintenance, long lived in the landscape, a long season of interest, and it has to have that X [...]

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People’s Choice winners Farwest Show

First things first, we'd like to give a nod to three Proven Winners perennials for pulling in a set of awards at the Farwest show last month - including the top prize of Best in Show for Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'Cherry Choco Latte'!Also winning was Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'Holy Grail' which took prizes for Judges' Award of Merit and People's Choice [...]

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American Hosta Society September Newsletter

From AHS -Greetings, Hosta Fans!The September edition of the AHS eNewsletter features Made in the Shade Tissue Culture as the AHGA vendor. Our local highlighted hosta society is the DelMarVa Hosta Society. Warren Pollock addresses some important issues regarding the use of NEMA STOP [...]

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