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Purpletop Vervain

I can not remember exactly when I started growing Verbena bonariensis but I have always missed it when I was without. I had little luck starting them indoors from seed but I suspect the seeds could be scattered about any time of the year with success. My favorite method of introducing them is to find a plant in a pot and set it out, by next year there will be a nice stand. I have been able to transplant the seedlings in spring to other spots.

Once these are established they come back reliably in my zone 6 garden but are never a nuisance.

Verbena bonariensis

Here is Allan Armitage's opinion.

Conifer Upending

I once heard gardening described as 9 months of hard work and 3 months of disappointment. It can indeed have it's setbacks, but I get plenty of enjoyment out of my plot of land.

Recomended Reading

This post titled Planning the Herb Garden of Your Dreams includes thought provoking ideas for both neophytes and seasoned gardeners.

It is really cool when nurseries offer ideas and advice on planting and Greenwood Nursery does exactly that.

Joseph Tychonievich has a very interesting blog at Greensparrow Gardens.