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- Black and Blue Salvia - Salvia guaranitica
- Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'* - Coreopsis also called Tickseed
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
New Plants in the Garden
Today I made a couple stops for some new plants on my way home from the dentist appointment that was really supposed to be next week. I guess with everything going on lately my head has been spinning and I just got mixed up. Or maybe I'm just getting old? Whatever the case the perfect remedy for a spinning head is to work in the garden and today I did just that. I added several new plants that I've never tried before but have wonderful reputations. Unfortunately the camera never made it to the garden so you will have to use your imagination. I'll highlight them soon on their own but here's the list of what I added. The one's with the asterisk are brand new in my garden.
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Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt and Lowe's and is available for edible garden consulting. Dave gardens organically and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.