For Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, try planting Double Take Orange Storm, which is a type of quince shrub marketed by Proven Winners (Chaenomeles speciosa). It is has large, orange double flowers but no fruit. I have had mine for five years and it blooms reliably in the spring, can tolerate our Virginia heat, and can take full sun or morning sun and afternoon shade. It is supposed to be deer resistant but I do not have enough deer to testify to that. The way the flowers appear before a lot of foliage and so close to the stem make it a great cut flower for oriental type flower arrangements or for forcing earlier in the spring.
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Peggy’s lectures and workshops
Friday, November 15, 2019, Instructor for the Culinary Herb presentation for the National Capital Area Garden Club’s Gardening School in Virginia.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, private culinary herb presentation to local garden club.
Saturday, May 30, 2020, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, workshop on culinary herbs, John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, VA. Free.
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