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Signs of Spring

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Well, well, well. It’s about Blooming Time! I think most of us were beginning to think that spring would never show up, but slowly it has been creeping up on us. Where ever you garden, there are certain signs that signal spring has arrived. Some things get fooled, like snow covered crocus, but others never do. Growing native on our…

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Visiting Your Own Garden

Corydalis Lutea with Sensible Gardening and Living

Every now and again I try to stop working in the garden and just take a slow tour around as though I were a visitor. I invariably pick weeds as I go along, but at least I slow down enough to notice odds and sods. This is something everyone should do now and again throughout the gardening season. The first…

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Corydalis lutea Update

Corydalis Lutea with Sensible Gardening and Living

This plant continues to amaze me. After a nice warm week the last 10 days or so have been cold and rather miserable. My Corydalis seems not to care and has continued growing at a rapid rate just the same. From nothing to so much in just a few short weeks! How can you not love this plant?!  My spring…

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Yellow Forsythia Spells Spring

Forsythia at Sensible Gardening and Living

The first shrub to flower in our garden is Forsythia. Bright and brilliantly yellow it pops up all over town. What amazes me however is how very good or how very bad it can look. Some specimens are lovely, well shaped arching shrubs loaded with flowers. Others unfortunately are quite scraggly, weak flowered and basically very unattractive. When I decided…

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My Corydalis lutea

Corydalis Lutea in the erly spring at Sensensible Gardening and Living

You might be wondering why on earth I posted this picture. Well, I do have a good reason. One of my favorite plants that I grow is Corydalis lutea. A somewhat unknown plant that is seldom found in the nursery trade, at least around here. It all started when I was introduced to Corydalis Blue Panda, a striking plant with…

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