Zone 5

groundhog on April 9th, 2013

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groundhog on February 7th, 2013

Helleborus (Hellebore) is a beautiful, easy care perennial to add to the spring blooming garden.

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Amsonia in first summer of growth
 
Glenda Bosley  a.k.a “groundhog”
 
Amsonia hubrichtii is an underused, low maintenance perennial that is native to North America and was named Perennial Plant of the Year  in 2011.
I have grown this wonderful perennial in a few gardens.  Arkansas Blue Star adds interest and contrast to the garden from early spring until […]

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groundhog on July 19th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
I have been planning and planting a very interesting garden.  This garden is in a partial sun, partial shade location on the shores of Georgian Bay, where the weather and wind exposure is the primary consideration for choosing any plant, along with the presence of groundhogs.
What makes this garden so interesting? […]

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groundhog on June 10th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
Today the garden in my backyard exploded with colour.
I find the weather this year has slowed a lot of plants down.  We have had a lot of cool and damp weather here in Zone 5 along the shores of Southern Georgian Bay.  The plants that prefer cooler temperatures are growing well…hosta, iris, ferns.  Those […]

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groundhog on March 22nd, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
As you read through garden books and magazines, or at the local garden centre when you are looking at the labels on plants, you will have noticed reference to a plants hardiness zone.  What does this mean?
A plants hardiness zone indicates that the plant is likely to survive the climate of […]

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