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FROM JAPAN TO IRELAND TO TENNESSEE

Evercolor Series Japanese sedge Story and Photos by Hubert P. Conlon whatgrowsthere.com Indigenous to the dry woodlands and rocky slopes around Honshu Island in Japan, variegated sedges have been greatly improved. The Evercolor series, the result of breeding efforts at Fitzgerald Nurseries in Kilkenny, Ireland, is a collection of six varieties that are evergreen in …

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BUTTONBUSH

An attractive native shrub that birds and pollinators love Story and Photos by Norman Winter @NormanWinterTheGardenGuy on Facebook Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg, president and founder of the North American Butterfly Association, taught me how to enjoy butterflies through binoculars. In fact, he has authored a series of books on the subject. As a horticulturist, you can’t …

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KEN ROGERS

Plant collector and protector Story and Photo by Katie Jackson Tucked behind two houses on Woodfield Drive in Auburn is a hidden garden where both history and plants are nurtured and protected under the watchful eye of Ken Rogers. Rogers, now a retired conservation agronomist, grew up on a Jackson County farm where his gardening …

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