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Friday Roundup

by Timber Press on July 8, 2011

in Miscellaneous

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you enjoy the links for this week. So many colorful gardens!

A Rare Bloom

On Plant Talk, Valerie Easton shares some striking images of a flowering Cardiocrinum giganteum. This giant lily is extremely rare and a beautiful pink color. Far Reaches Farm in Port Townsend, Washington is well-known for their array of striking plants, and this lily is no exception. You can even visit to see the flower for yourself!

Image via Plant Talk

The Dark Unknown

What’s a gardener to do with shade? That’s the latest question for the Garden Designers Roundtable, and Andrew Keys offers some tips on how to use shade in your garden. He suggests determining what kind of shade you currently have, and to choose plants with flexible sun needs. (And if you need more ideas, keep an eye out for Planting the Dry Shade Garden, a new book we’re releasing soon!)

A Long-Lasting Garden

About.com has some great gardening articles, including this one by David Beaulieu on long-lasting perennials. He writes about types of flowers that bloom all summer—with some maintenance required, of course. A garden with blooming flowers all summer sounds like it would be worth the upkeep, though!

Bugs, Frogs, and More

Margaret Roach shares a slideshow of all the critters she has recently found in her garden. Along with a colorful moth, her photos include millipedes, birds, and chipmunks. The moth (below)  is my favorite.

Image via Away to Garden

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kala July 8, 2011 at 9:41 am

What a cool moth, I can’t say I’ve seen one like that before!

2 Andrew Keys July 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

Thanks for the mention, Candice! Oh, but if I could grow Cardiocrinum…

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