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    Canna 'Firebird'

    Canna 'Firebird' (close-up above and full-plant view below) (from my garden, Oct. 3, 2016). The 'Firebird' has crimson-red blooms and forest green foliage on a 3-foot plant. Back on June 7th, I planted ten pairs of roots of different Canna plants. Only two plants grew and they did not flower...
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    Hydrangea 'Endless Summer Blue'

    Hydrangea 'Endless Summer Blue' (close-up above and full-plant view below) (from my garden, Oct. 3, 2016). This mophead hydrangea bears many huge, dome-shaped delicate clusters of papery flowers. It has the most beautiful trait of having the ability to change the color of the blooms. Depending...
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    Echinacea ‘Hope’

    Echinacea ‘Hope’ (close-up) (from my garden, Aug. 28, 2014). The ‘Hope’ is a coneflower that has soft light pink flowers growing on a 3-foot tall plant.
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    Amaryllis 'Dancing Queen' (Hippeastrum hybrid)

    Amaryllis 'Dancing Queen' (Hippeastrum hybrid) (close-up) (from my indoor plant collection, May 4, 2014). It took 7 weeks to bloom from a bulb (12 inches tall with 4 blooms). Unfortunately, the flowers only lasted a few days and then wilted. Pictured is the last bloom.
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    Fritillaria Meleagris 'Checkered Lily'

    Fritillaria Meleagris 'Checkered Lily' (close-up) (from my garden, May 4, 2014). This fritillaria has slender, silvery-green foliage and has nodding, bell-shaped, checkered flowers. These are also called Guinea Hen flowers because the flower markings are much like the feather patterns on some...
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    Narcissus 'Pink Large Cupped Faith'

    It is said to change the shade of color depending on the amount of sunlight it gets and the age of the plant.
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    Tulip 'White Marvel'

    Tulip 'White Marvel' (inside close-up) (from my garden, May 11, 2014). Considered to be the best white in its class, this sturdy bloom opens ivory-white and matures to glistening white.
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    Narcissus 'Pink Large Cupped Faith'

    Narcissus 'Pink Large Cupped Faith' (close-up) (from my garden, May 4, 2014). The Faith has white flower petals surrounding a cup in a shade of solid 'horticultural' salmon pink. The cups mature to a pinker-pink as the flowers mature during their blooming period, as well as over time as the...
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    Narcissus 'Pink Large Cupped Passionale'

    Narcissus 'Pink Large Cupped Passionale' (close-up) (from my garden, May 4, 2014). The Passionale has white flower petals surrounding a solid pink cup. The cups mature to a pinker-pink as the flowers mature during their blooming period, as well as over time as the plants mature in the garden.
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    Sunflower ‘Japanese Silver-Leaf’

    Sunflower ‘Japanese Silver-Leaf’ (close-up above and full-plant view below) (from my garden, Sep. 5, 2013). The longest blooming of all annual Sunflowers and probably the heaviest bloom. The plant grows to 5’ x 5 and has unusual soft velvety silver-green foliage, intense branching habit &...
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    Sunflower ‘Big Bear’

    Sunflower ‘Big Bear’ (close-up above and full-plant view below) (from my garden, Aug. 7, 2013). Big, fat & fuzzy, ‘Big Bear’ grows to a multi-branching 6’ by 4’ with a super doubly 6” flower at the end of every stem.
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    Rudbeckia hirta Cherry Brandy ‘Black-eyed Susan’

    Rudbeckia hirta Cherry Brandy ‘Black-eyed Susan’ (from my garden, July 28, 2013). The ‘Black-eyed Susan’ bear large daisy heads with petals that are cherry red at the tips, shading to maroon at the base, surrounding big black eyes.
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    Gaillardia ‘Arizona Sun’

    Gaillardia ‘Arizona Sun’ (close-up) (from my garden, Aug. 7, 2013). The ‘Arizona Sun’ has fiery orange-red daisy blooms tipped by a ring of rich flame yellow.
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    Yarrow Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'

    Yarrow Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' (close-up) (from my garden, July 28, 2013). The 'Red Velvet' has rich stunning rosy-red flat-top flower clusters on tall resilient stalks clad in fine textured gray-green foliage.
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    Echinacea 'Harvest Moon'

    Echinacea 'Harvest Moon' (from my garden, July 28, 2013). The 'Harvest Moon' has earthy gold flowers the color of a harvest moon with a golden orange cone and a delightful rose-like fragrance. The nice wide flower petals are slightly reflexed and overlap, giving the blossoms a full, substantial...
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