So, I’ve got this freakishly tall balloon flower plant…It blooms relatively late, and I actually had to stake it to keep it upright. But here you go, a four foot tall balloon flower:
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Location: Metro Detroit
Hardiness Zone: 5
Although on a very small plot of land (only 1/8 acre!), we've crammed as many different species into what we've got. We have four main beds: bulb, winged-critter bringer, culinary herbs/grasses/exotics, and a spillover bed.
We've also planted four trees in our yard: a redbud, sargent crab, semi-dwarf red delicious, and a maple (memorial). In addition, we've got several flowering shrubs growing, including an heirloom burning bush, potentilla, and a lilac that grew from a tiny stick 4 seasons ago to bloom the first time this year.
I'm looking forward to sharing gardening experiences and tips for a chemical-free garden!
-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit
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