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On Gardening: Compact Electric Orange SunPatiens perfection in name and performance

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The color that always catches my eye in the garden is orange. It is not subtle, it reaches out and commands your attention. Though it is in between red and yellow it is the hallmark color on the color wheel.

Now not any old orange will do for The Garden Guy, I want screaming, shocking orange and the best plant for that is Compact Electric ...Read more

The Greener View: Baby Animals

Gardening / Jeff Rugg /

This is the time of year when the questions arrive asking what can be done with a baby bunny, a squirrel, a bird out of the nest or a bird that flew into a window and is alive but stunned.

In all, probably the best thing to do when you find any wild animal, baby or adult, is to leave it alone. It is against the law to keep wild animals in ...Read more

On Gardening: Blue My Mind offers rare clear blue all summer long

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When I looked out the office window at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens toward our Rhythm and Blue's Garden I could tell there was an evolvulus performing like none I had ever seen. I was surprised too, as I felt like I was Mr. Evolvulus.

I say that 'tongue and cheek' as there is a very good chance you are wondering what in the world is an...Read more

The Greener View: Water Gardens

Gardening / Jeff Rugg /

Small patio water gardens are one of the top gardening trends. It is easy to raise plants in a water garden. For one thing, it is difficult to overwater them. Put a shoreline plant in any container that holds water and you have a water garden. They can be big and hold fish, or they can sit on a tabletop.

One of the fastest ways to get started ...Read more

On Gardening: Shasta daisies sizzle in the landscape and containers too!

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A recent visit to The Landings shopping center in Columbus Georgia taught me a little lesson. I have been too restricted in my thinking when it comes to selecting plants for mixed containers, Shasta daisies to be exact.

I love Shastas, and always have, but shoot they were for cottage gardens, wildflower patches, and picturesque perennial plots....Read more

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