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Hort in the Home Landscape

A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.
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Plant of the Week: American Bellflower

This week's Plant of the Week, the American Bellflower ( Campanulastrum americanum) I noticed on a walk along the prairie at the Apple River Fort Museum in Elizabeth. I was struck by the blue color of the flowers, but wasn't sure exactly what it was, so I pulled out my trusty Illinois Wildflowers book by Don Kurz and identified it. American Bellflower i...

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Plant of the Week: Turk's Cap

I discovered this week's Plant of the Week while checking out the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center  in Austin last week during a conference. I had seen this plant several places around town and finally found one with a sign that I could identify it with it at the garden.    Turk's Cap ( Malv...

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