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Amazing Flowers for your Garden

Amazing Flowers for your Garden with Sensible Gardening

After visiting several nurseries this weekend I am once again amazed at the amount of different plant materials that are available for us gardeners. Why then, do I often go home, season after season, with many of the same plants I’ve grown before? It’s simple really, I had success. I always enjoy trying a few new cultivars and species but…

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Growing Oriental Poppies

Oriental poppies at Sensible Gardening and Living

Having just celebrated Armistice Day in honor of our war vets with red poppies popping up everywhere, got me thinking about the poppies we grow in our gardens. In particular the large Oriental poppy. Papaver orientale, native to southwestern Asia, are one of the longest lived perennials. Gorgeous, enormous papery flowers are held high above course hairy green leaves. There…

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