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Delightful Shasta Daisies

Not just any ordinary daisy. All about Shasta Daisies with Sensible Gardening.

An old fashioned perennial border plant, shasta daisies were once listed under Chrysanthemum, but more recently are listed under Leucanthemum. This wonderful plant bears large white flowers that can be single, double or semi-double along with a prominent yellow eye. The single-flowered varieties tend to be a bit hardier than the double-flowered ones.   These easy to grow hardy flowers…

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White in the Garden

White in the Garden at Sensible Gardening and Living

I’m not sure what it is about white, perhaps it’s purity or innocence, but I love white flowers. White flowers have a tendency to pop out at you, especially in the evening when everything else is hidden with the dark. White flowers also have a way of calming a hot bed that is full of orange and yellow flowers. Regardless of…

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Best Spring Shrub – Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’

Viburnum M. growing at Sensible Gardening and Living

Spring is definitely flowering shrub power time but one of my all time favorites is Viburnum Mariesii. Several different cultivars of Viburnum are available with the most common known probably being the “Snowball” bush. As lovely as they all are nothing beats Mariesii for form and shape. With its distinctive layered, tiered branches there is no mistaking it. “Shasta” is…

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Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

Candy Tuft growing at Sensible Gardening and Living

GARDEN BLOGGERS BLOOM DAY Probably one of the most popular low growing perennials. Clear, bright white flowers completely cover the narrow leaves in the spring. The evergreen foliage stays looking good all season after the flowers have finished. It forms low clumps about 6 inches high and makes an excellent edger. When in full bloom it is really spectacular and…

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White Flowers

Gardening with White Flowers with Sensible Gardening.

The Science of White Flowers Of all the colours flowers come in, my favourite is pure white. White of course is not even a colour, but the absence of colour. White sunlight is a mix of red, orange, yellow, green blue indigo and violet ( just like the rainbow). The colour of an object is the reflection of certain parts…

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