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Hibiscus Celebration WrapupHibiscus Celebration Wrapup
By dave, September 4, 2015

We're nearing the end of our amazing Hibiscus Celebration Week, and it was another great one! Let's have a look at the highlights from the week.

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Beloved Around the World: the HibiscusBeloved Around the World: the Hibiscus
By SongofJoy, September 3, 2015

Love for hibiscuses extends literally around the world. There are several hundred species in this large genus of flowering annuals and perennials. Here we'll focus on three main flower types, three species, and their distinctive characteristics.

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Hibiscus Section MuenchhusiaHibiscus Section Muenchhusia
By Horntoad, September 2, 2015

When a plant genus is large, botanists will sometimes divide the genus into sections, which are smaller groups of similar species. Hibiscus is one genus that has been divided into several sections. One of these sections is the section Muenchhusia.

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Scarlet Rose Mallow and One Dark NightScarlet Rose Mallow and One Dark Night
By Sharon, September 1, 2015

It started like this: She leaned over with her hand cupped around her mouth, and with her soft low voice against my ear, she whispered: "Wear yore darkest clothes, chile, an' meet me right here jus' 'fore dark. We're gonna git some rose maller seeds." "Aunt Bett, marshmalla seeds? Marshmallas don't . . . " That hand clamped itself over my mouth before I could say another word or even take a breath. Her next whisper was a little louder: "Hush yore mouth, chile, ya cain't grab seeds if ya cain't keep quiet!" The night got worse before it got better.

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Hibiscuses of the Continental United StatesHibiscuses of the Continental United States
By Horntoad, August 31, 2015

Many people are familiar with our native Hibiscus moscheutos. It is the source of many of the cultivars sold as Hardy Hibiscus, but there are many other species that grow here in the United States. Here is a look at the species that grow wild in the Continental United States.

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Rose Of Sharon:  What's in a Name, AnywayRose Of Sharon: What's in a Name, Anyway
By Sharon, August 30, 2015

A rose is a rose unless it's a Rose of Sharon, and then it's a hibiscus. Some say it's the name of a crocus and others swear it's the name of a tulip and then there's some confusion with the lily of the valley. Poor plant, most likely it lives in a state of constant identity crisis, never knowing on which side of the garden it should grow.

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Celebrating HibiscusesCelebrating Hibiscuses
By dave, August 29, 2015

We open the Hibiscus Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Many Veggies Taste Best RawMany Veggies Taste Best Raw
By Newyorkrita, August 28, 2015

Lots of summer veggies taste great raw, straight from the garden.

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An All Things Plants Favorite: GarlicAn All Things Plants Favorite: Garlic
By dave, August 27, 2015

What is the absolute easiest edible plant you can grow? I spent my entire morning contemplating that question, and nothing came to mind that beats garlic. As everyone knows, it's a bulb, planted in the fall, grown through the winter, and harvested in very early summer. It requires no special care during the growing season, and has absolutely innumerable uses. Let's talk about this incredible plant.

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By greene on Sep 4, 2015 8:52 AM, concerning plant: (Philcoxia minensis)

This plant grows subterranean leaves which attract tiny worms; the plant is carnivorous.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120110-carni...

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By goldfinch4 on Sep 4, 2015 3:55 AM, concerning plant: Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Pepito')

Absolutely love this semp! One of my all time favorites. Goes through many color changes, but unlike most semps this one has fantastic colors even during the hottest part of the summer. It's a large plant with many of mine being 9" +. I have it planted in several places in my yard and it looks a bit different in every area, but always beautiful. Produces lots of chicks once established. Give it plenty of room to grow.

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By goldfinch4 on Sep 4, 2015 3:33 AM, concerning plant: Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Zulu')

Great semp, quite large and goes through lots of color changes. Produces many offsets so give it plenty of room to grow. An added bonus is the beautiful watermarks. Most semps have pink flowers but this has a creamy off-white colored flower with a green stripe down each petal and the flower stalks are huge!

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By jmorth on Sep 3, 2015 11:27 PM, concerning plant: Small-cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Goose Green')

Brent and Becky's Bulbs provided following description:
Goose Green - (3W-GYR) a bright, green-eyed beauty that draws lots of attention in our garden and blue ribbons on the show bench; 12"-16"; late spring. Long-term perennializer.

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By jmorth on Sep 3, 2015 11:10 PM, concerning plant: Small-cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'After All')

After All - it got its name because it blooms after almost all of the other daffodils have finished; creamy white petals and a red rimmed, pale yellow cup; 14"-16"; very late spring.
Quote from Brent and Becky's.

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