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April Meeting - Hot, New Tried and True Annuals and Perennials

April 10, 2018 7:00 PM | Anonymous member

Hot, New Tried and True Annuals and Perennials

Our final speaker for this season was Ruth Rogers Clausen. 

Ruth wowed us with examples of plants and plant combinations that we may not have considered for our summer gardens. There are so many old favorites, as well as new options being introduced each season as new cultivars are introduced seasonally. One of my favorite trusted perennials is Heuchera. From vibrant red foliage to dark onyx leaves, you can't go wrong with this sun, sun-part shade perennial that just gets better with time. From its dainty bloom atop a thin spire, Heuchera is something to consider for the small gardens found on the Hill. If you attended the meeting, what is your tried and true plant for the summer garden?  

Ruth also shared news about the upcoming Delaware Botanic Gardens. More on this as I await an update from Ruth. The last of the Spring planting has taken place and plans are being made for small private tours. This is so exciting for the East Coast.

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