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Monday, January 27, 2014

One Hot Heuchera of Blackberry Ice

Along with most of the rest of the country, middle Tennessee has been deep in the throws of one of the coldest winters in many a year. We've seen days of temps down to 3 degrees at my house, with the following days never breaking the thirties. 
 I just took this photo a few days ago after weeks of sub-freezing weather. The day I took this photo it was in the lower forties - a heat wave for this January. This Proven Winners Dolce Blackberry Ice must have ice in it's veins because it has not flenched in the cold. I planted it last April and watched it thrive in the heat of summer, but it's winter performance has me singing it's praises. This will be my new go-to Heuchera for winter containers!
This Heuchera grows up to 12 inches and spreads to 22 inches. Mine has thrived in it's part sun, North-facing location.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Christmas Wreath That Keeps on Giving - Berry Family Nursery P Allen Smith Collection

 IF you look at my last post, which was waaayyy too long ago, I wrote about the beautiful P Allen Smith Collection fresh wreath that I recieved from Berry Family Nurseries. It's been almost 2 months since I received this wreath and I still have it hanging on my door.

 I have NEVER have a fresh wreath last this long!! I'm think I might just put a pink ribbon on it and make it a Valentine's wreath. It is still looking green and I've had no needle drop.
 So here's my plug for ordering fresh greenery from Berry Family Nursery - top quality, extremely long lasting, and weeks after Christmas is still welcoming folks at my front door.
And since I didn't get a chance to say it last month - Merry Christmas to all from my house to yours!!

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