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  • Writer's pictureNicole Duryee Hawkins


I always find it interesting to see which perennials will thrive given the current year’s weather. I’m not sure all of my years of being interested has allowed me to witness a pattern of any kind.  But, I still find it fascinating that while last year the Peonies I have around town were incredible and a few other things barely made a show. This year it was the Peonies that barely said hello, meanwhile Columbine and Anthony Waterer Spirea seem to be thriving – last year you would have walked right by them without a second thought.  This year though, they are really trying to grab our attention, deservedly so!


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