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The Story of Anemone

COMMON NAME: anemone GENUS: Anemone SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: A. hybrida ‘Queen Charlotte’- deep pink; 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall. A.h. ‘Honorine Jobert’- white. A.h. ‘September Charm’- pink. A. coronaria ‘Flore Pleno’- double scarlet flowers. Family: Ranunculaceae BLOOMS: Fall TYPE: perennial DESCRIPTION: Flowers come in single or double forms and in shades of pink, red, and white, measuring 2 to 3 inches

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Violets {Harvest Moon Plant}

SWEET VIOLET Faithfulness and modesty. “I will always be true to you.” Helps you connect with the ancient power of love Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing VIOLET MAGIC When the flowers are carried they offer protection against “wykked sperytis” and bring changes in luck and fortune Mixed with lavender, they are

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The Rose {June Birth Flower}

COMMON NAME: Rose GENUS: Rosa SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: Types of roses: Old-fashioned-includes the older hybrids. Hybrid tea-large blooms. Floribundas-smaller blossoms borne in clusters. Modern shrub-large flowered. Climbers and ramblers-vigorous climbing habit. Miniature-tiny, with semi-double or double flowers. FAMILY:  Rosaceae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION:  It is difficult to find any flower more beautiful than roses. The grace and elegance of the flower

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Flowers That Heal

Garden flowers offer us more than their beautiful colors and smell; many contain healing properties that have been used for thousands of years. As we begin planning our gardens, we reflect on the relationship between the plants to which we tend and our own bodies. — Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. We often conceive of flowers as a dazzling aesthetic addition

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Early Spring Flowers

BASKET OF GOLD COMMON NAME:  basket of gold GENUS:  Alyssum  {although this plant is generally listed in catalogs as Alyssum saxatile, it can also be listed in the genus Aurinia} SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS, A. saxatile  ‘Citrinum’-pale yellow flowers. A.s. ‘Compactum’-bright yellow flowers; shorter plants. A.s. ‘Flora Plenum’-double form; bright yellow; each flower is like a miniature rose. FAMILY:  Cruciferae BLOOMS:  early

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GRAPE HYACINTH

COMMON NAME:  grape hyacinth GENUS:  Muscari SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS, M. armeniacum ‘Early Giant’-blue M.a. ‘Blue Spike’-up to 12-inch blossoms. M. a. ‘White Beauty’-white. M. botryoides-pure white. FAMILY:  Liliaceae BLOOMS:  early spring TYPE:  perennial DESCRIPTION:  Most grape hyacinths grow 6 to 8 inches tall and produce spikes full of round, almost closed blossoms. They spread about 3 inches and have foliage

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