Sweet autumn clematis is a seductress. You know this vine can engulf shrubs to the point of killing them and if allowed to seed will populate the neighborhood with equally rampant babies. You promised yourself you will not plant her, but then the sweet perfume from her clouds of starlike blossoms reaches your nostrils and you’re doomed. You must have […]
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August is a time when most people treat their air-conditioned homes like chipmunk burrows — scurry outside for 10 seconds, then scurry right back in. When Alabama humidity runs like the Amazon down my windows, I need a good excuse to venture to the garden. Fortunately, I have it — this brilliant orange ginger lily.