Maggie Daily Astilbe


Fuchsia:  Named after the actual fuchsia plant  Inspires confidence  Can invoke female charm, which is why this Astilbe is called ...
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Erosion Control using plants

So you have a steep hill, what to do?  Plantings help prevent erosion  Plantings add color  Plantings add interest  Plantings ...
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Governor Pritzker Signs HB269 – WORKERS’ COMP-ABILITY TO PAY into Law

On July 12, 2019, after six months of persistence and lobbying, Governor Pritzker signed HB269 into law. HB269 introduces a ...
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Artistry runs deep here

My father Harry graduated from Drake University with a major in Psychology and dual minors in philosophy and art. Kind ...
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What’s the deal with Dirt

My guess is that many people don't find dirt very interesting.  But the truth is that people study it intensely.  ...
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Name that plant!

Believe it or not but there are rules and regulations for naming plants.  The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated ...
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This new rose is a ‘Top Gun’

One of the invaluable advantages of our sister company Montale Gardens is they introduce us to new plants.  Particularly plants ...
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French Blend Tulip

Tulip Trivia

On this snowy and blisteringly cold day I find myself dreaming of tulips. You see, my mother loves tulips.  Even ...
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Why we do it…50 years and still going

ILT is in our fist week of the season. Each morning we are greeted at 6 am by new and ...
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