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Two New Clematis Are Getting Rave Reviews

We’ve been given two new Clematis to try and are extremely impressed with their blooming power and beautiful blossoms. Happy Jack, a plumb-purple that is said to be an improved C. jackmanii, and Jolly Good with lovely lilac blossoms. Unlike older varieties that only bloom once, the word out is that these beauties will continue to bloom all summer into fall. Take a look at Jolly Good here, and Happy Jack here.


I Stopped Counting At 75 Blossoms

Stokesia Mel's Blue, Stoke's Aster, closeup 2

I am so impressed with Mel’s Blue Stokes Aster. I just planted a SC little baby this spring, and this is the result. So amazed, I started counting the blossoms and stopped at 75 buds. The flowers are massive too! Perennial. Go here to read more and see the latest pictures of it in my garden.

See Bees and Butterflies Galore

Monarda fistulosa, Wild Bergamot


If you’re on a mission to experience butterflies and bees head on over to Shaw Nature Reserve. The fields are blanketed with wildflowers. In peak bloom now, Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa, attracts swarms of butterflies and bees. To give you a peek of what you’ll see, I’ve just updated SC’s Wild Bergamot’s web page with photos recently taken at Shaw. See it here. Enjoy!



Starting A Perennial Garden

Visit with Sally as she shows you 10 easy care plants to start a perennial garden.

Jurassic Begonias Living Up To Their Hype

Begonia Jurassic Watermelon with hand


They’re monsters. The new Jurassic Begonias’ leaves can grow a whopping 5-9″ depending on the variety. Here’s a pic of Watermelon. Plants prefer shade to the deepest shade and rich, moist soil. Soil must be well drained as wet conditions are not tolerated. We’re finding they are excellent plants for shady containers.