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Prairies to Perennials

An almanac of all things that grow in Lincoln's backyard.
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Hummingbird Mint Creating a Buzz

Posted by Jennifer Fishburn - Herbs

As Fall advances, coneflowers, milkweed and other favorites of butterflies and beesare producing fewer blooms and concentrating on seed production for next year. There are plenty of plantsthat continue to brighten container andlandscape plantings andserve asnectar sources.There are alsosome native perennials that continue to be very attractive blooming plants right up to the first frost....

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Basil Varieties

Posted by Jennifer Fishburn - Herbs

This is the time of year when some varieties of basil like large leaf, purple and red varieties start to look straggly and weak. Leaves may start to discolor and drop, leaving a blank spot in the garden and few leaves for late season pesto. There are some varieties, however, that stay attractive throughout the season right up to the first frost. One of these is Greek Columnar Basil. It...

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