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Stages of Monarda

Monarda didyma, often called bee balm, is a long-flowering plant that is attractive to bees (hence the common name) butterflies, and hummingbirds. Easy to grow in sun or partial shade, Monarda spreads happily for me among phlox, asters, and sedums. … Continue reading

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This rose and these dainty coral bells have been together a long time in my garden and seem to enjoy leaning on each other, the way friends sometimes do. In fact, these two buddies were the impetus for an entire bed … Continue reading

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