The Incredible DaylilyWritten by Donna Evans
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Black Eyed Susan: A real standout in garden. This daylily has rich yellow-orange petals with a maroon and dark orange throat. Bama Bound: This daylily has a deep reddish color giving it a satin like appearance. Little Grapette: A miniatured sized daylily with grape-purple petals and a green throat. Beauty to Behold: A light lemon colored daylily with a green throat. The flowers are satin in appearance. The flowers are nocturnal; day’s flowers actually open up night before. Hyperion: This daylily has been around for over 80 years. The canary yellow flowers have a trumpet shape and are treasured for their delicate fragrance.
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"Plants To Grow Old With" or "The Constant Battle"Written by S. Johnson
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nice. That part of my plan did work. These plants do smell good when crushed, but believe me no four-inch barrier and mulch is going to hold mint in check! The Apple mint and Peppermint spread by runners that just hopped over or dove under barriers and through mulch and ran wherever they choose. Each year I spend considerable time pulling it up out of flower and herbs beds. Last year I turned my back on it for a while to long (as I was distracted with this computer) and ended up taking a weed eater to it,because it had completely taken over one flower bed. Then I had to get down and pull up underground roots and runners. How it got into that bed is a mystery. That bed was at opposite end of garden. A word of warning! Any little piece of stem or root can and probably will start a new plant. The only way I would recommend raising mint is in escape proof containers. The Lemon mint self-seeds itself prolifically. I have it popping up in all beds each spring. Wild Passion Flower Vine, with its sweet fragrance and exotic blooms, is also one of those plants that spread by underground runners. When I got start to this beauty I planted it by my front porch and set a trellis so it could climb it. I thought this would be a nice place for visitors to view lovely bloom and enjoy sweet smell of its blossoms. The problem here was that vine wasn't content with staying by trellis. It comes up in shrubs,hedges, hostas, and hibiscus. It has spread to neighbors yard again to their delight and mine NOT! It has spread all way around to other side of house. God only knows where it will show up next. Honey Locust Tree, I can't forget this one. This tree has lovely clusters of pinkish-lavender blooms, but it also has a devilish habit of sending underground runners that pop up just where you usually don't want them. I've dug starts out of my horseradish, iris, comphrey, thyme, etc. Oh well, it does have lovely blooms...
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