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The dark blue bottle-like flowers grow in clusters at the top of the stem. The five or more flowers are 1 to 1 1/2 inch long and closed. The plant itself grows up to two feet and the leaves are four inches long. (more)
These plants are great for a bed or border interests. they are mainly evergreen perennials, biennials, and even shrubs.
They do enjoy full sun. (more)
Ed's Wildflower Page
Starting with some basic botany for the gardener, it has descriptions of leaves, flowers, and cultivation in general. There is some basic pruning and propagation information. Even though over 1,000 pages emphasize identification, there's enough information to get you started in gardening. (more)
April 22, 2014
Raised Bed Gardening
Raised Bed - Any ornamental or vegetable bed that has soil higher than the surrounding immediate area. Sometimes bounded by boards, stone, brick or any material to hold in the soil, raised beds make a supreme growing area.
That's how Emily Compost defines a raised bed (in the Garden Glossary), but the experience is something different.
Catch up with our friend Patrick Vickery in Scotland: A Tomato Blether (a rerun)
Tomato growing is an occupation fraught with conversational danger. Just mention your under-sized spindly tomato plants and you could be stuck for hours listening politely... (more Tomato)
Dirt - The true story of a Florida yard project
Types of Mulch by Mackenzie Kupfer
Growing a Vegetable Garden - your healthiest resolution