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Lessons Learned (Maybe)

I bought a columbine, at Home Depot, rather late in the Spring. It doesn't seem to be doing very well. Granted, it got pretty hot, pretty fast, not long after I bought it. And it's in full sun. And it has been extremely dry here this Spring. Tried to keep watering, but it just keeps declining. Straight behind the columbine is a common bluestar, I like those a lot, and I'm thinking I might need more. To the right is the Cardinal flower, and to the left is the Jacob Cline bee balm. I know we're supposed be using the fancy latin names around here, but I'm too lazy to look them up. Though, the one I do seem to remember for whatever reason is the lobelia cardenalis. Ok, fine, googling isn't that hard:  Monarda didyma  'Jacob Cline',  Amsonia tabernaemontana (common bluestar), and  Aquilegia (columbine). If that's not right, blame Google. Below is my new rose mallow (Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel'). I was skeptical about getting one at first, but when

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