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A corner of a raised bed in my vegetable garden. Can't wait until this beautiful purple kale is big enough to play with the California poppies huddled around him. A big clump of purple blooming chives is to the right of this picture.

Ancient China has symbolized the magnolia as purity and candor. The eastern thought also believes the magnolia brings good luck and a feminine touch.

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Types of Cherry Trees


Moondance Floribunda Rose

Summer Night hybrid tea rose--new for 2012--I may have to plant a couple of these in my rose garden.

Lupines are herbaceous perennials whose large, pea-like flowers come in amazing colors and combinations. Grown in full to part sun, they do not tolerate heat or humidity well. Getting 2-3' tall, they bloom in early to midsummer. Deer resistant, easy to grow

@Fritillaria - Hey look, there's you! You're a hardy bulb to plant in the fall. Good to know.


Vertical Jungles in Barcelona

barcelona spain, vertical garden// wow now thats what i call vertical planting at its best lol---

Oh my! Someday, at my dream house I will have a little secret garden hideaway. AND I will have a secret stash of Zyrtec for my allergies.


How To Keep Your Succulents Alive

The Top 5: Spectacular Succulents | Sous Style. I am going to invest in a succulent garden once we move to TX this summer!

PRETTY JESSICA- David Austin English Rose. Tons of pretty pink flowers on a very small bush that is constantly in bloom. Perfect for a small garden, near the front of a border or grown in a pot. (Early Austin -hard to find - available in the US from Heirloom Roses) (Photo by Caroline Meade, via Flickr)