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Congratulations To Our GGW Contributors (and other stuff)

We don’t tend to ‘toot our own horns’ at GGW, BUT I’ve just gotta do it this time because I am so thrilled about the awards being given to some of our GGW Contributors.

Two Regular Contributors and two Guest Contributors are 2010 GWA Garden Media Recipients. They have each earned a Silver Award of Achievement in their respective areas of expertise. A drum roll please… Continue Reading →

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GGW Plant Pick of The Month- Plants with Variegated Foliage

Dramatic variegated foliage of Canna ‘Striata’ pops in this seasonal display bed with Zinnia elegans ‘Zowie Yellow Flame’ and Z. elegans ‘Uproar Rose’, Rudeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’, Persicaria polymorpha, Perovskia atriplicifolia, Cleome ‘Spirit Frost’ and Cleome ‘Spirit Merlot’, Lythrum virgatum ‘Morden’s Gleam’ and Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ companions.

Dramatic gold and green variegated foliage of Canna 'Striata' pops in this display bed with Zinnia elegans ‘Zowie Yellow Flame’ and Z. elegans ‘Uproar Rose’, Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’, Persicaria polymorpha, Perovskia atriplicifolia, Cleome ‘Spirit Frost’ and Cleome ‘Spirit Merlot’ and Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ companions.

Traditionally, GGW Plant Pick of The Month highlights a specific genus or cultivar. I’m going to try something different for October and feature plants with variegated foliage. They function as important accents in my seasonal displays. Note, photos will include companion plant names as well. Continue Reading →

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Grand Prize for Picture This Photo Contest

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For those of you who have not posted a photo of an ornamental grass for this month’s Picture This Photo Contest, perhaps a photo of the grand prize from High Country Gardens, along with a list of the grasses hand-picked by David Salman, will motivate you to enter. Continue Reading →

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September Happenings and Tidbits

Solidago Patrinia and Vernonia Aug 29 09 njo

This summer’s weather has had everyone scurrying all over the place. For those of you on the East coast, who would have ever thought that you would end up with such torrential rains and a cool summer? And for all of us who are living in drought riddern territories, we yearn for even a light, misty rain to remind us that moisture still exists. Needless to say, our thoughts are with everyone whose lives are being totally uprooted by the fires in California, as well as the 85,000 plus acres that have been destroyed.

On a lighter note, what is our wild and romping group of contributors up to these days? Continue Reading →

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