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Front Entrance–Aim for attractive and functional

By mid-July, the annual and perennial plantings are established and provide texture and color to the front entrance area. The north-facing entrance and small patio area have late afternoon shade complemented by a nearby Japanese maple tree. A bit of green space under the tree, foundation plantings, especially near the entrance, and movable planters add … Continue reading

It’s Not Easy Keeping Green

Joe Hoffman, Horticulturist at Yankton Federal Prison Camp has plant challenges like all gardeners. Inmate design of the breast cancer awareness symbol seemed to be a workable design for the annual Observatory Hill flowerbed display. Marigolds that grew too tall and vincas shorter than expected were a couple of this season’s unexpected challenges. For more … Continue reading