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5 Unexpected Ways to Bring Lilac Season into Your Home

The lilac bush, (Syringa vulgaris,) was designated the official state bush of New York state in 2006, and it is no secret we love our lilacs in Rochester. The lilac is an shrub with showy, aromatic blooms in early spring. Lilacs have a heavenly scent, that is stronger than roses, one lilac bush can fill …

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My 5 Favorite Old Fashioned Annuals for a Cutting Garden

I have a confession to make… I love flowers but have no patience for fussy or high maintenance gardens. I need plants that will thrive under neglect, adapt to hot dry locations, and most importantly provide me with pretty blossoms that I can fill vases with and scatter around the house. These 5 old fashioned …

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How to Grow Peonies for Fragrant Bouquets

Peonies are an old fashioned flower with an unforgettable fragrance. They require a little patience to establish, but your patience will be rewarded with fragrant blooms for years! You know I love my fragrant spring flowers, especially lilcas, but I never fully appreciated the Peonies until my husband and I bought our house and there …

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