Kari’s Garden

Tip top dahlias

Every year I try a couple of new-to-me dahlia cultivars, or cultivars I haven't grown for a while. Some are grown in pots, and some in the ground for cutting. Quite a few warmer tones ...
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5 favourite tulips

Each year I try to pick a few tulips new to me, or cultivars I haven't grown for a while. Most of the new tulips I grow are in pots rather than in the ground ...
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Favourite lilies

It has been a good lily year in my garden. These have been my particular favourites. 'Red Velvet' (aka 'Red Flavour'), is the only unscented lily in this selection. The colour is deeper and lusher ...
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Phytolacca icosandra ‘Laka Boom’

I have loved this plant this season. Phytolacca icosandra is a more refined version of the American pokeweed, Phytolacca americana. It comes from S America, is said to be perennial in warmer climes, (unlikely here ...
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