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Picture This Photo Contest: Revisions and Reward


We understand that the subject and rules for Picture This, the new GGW photography contest, were a little puzzling to some. So, we’ve  made a few changes that we think will make it much easier for all of you to participate. Continue Reading →

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Agastaches, Asters, and Mums – Oh My!

Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' with Dianthus 'Princess Scarlet'

Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' with Dianthus 'Princess Scarlet'

All of you who apologize for getting in your Design Workshop contributions right at the end of the month can feel a little smug now, because here I’m doing the same thing to Fran. Sorry Fran!

First, a few comments on her GGW Plant Pick of the Month for September: Agastache. Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) was one of the first perennials I grew successfully from seed, and I was very fond of it for a few years, grateful for its speedy growth, its abundant flowers, and its root beer-scented foliage. It taught me an important lesson in perennial propagation, however: If a plant is easy for even a novice gardener to grow from seed, there’s a good probability that it will just as easily grow itself from seed. Enthusiastically. Everywhere. Continue Reading →

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