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cosmos_double_click
Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

This variety of the garden cosmos has frilled double flowers and grows to 4 feet.

Photo credit: Gurney's Seed and Nursery Company.

Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

Many in back and front yards, but not many blooms. Letting the leaves die down naturally (no mowing till they are gone!).

We'll see if that helps next year.

daffoldil
Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

Clumps of these decorate the back beds.

Photo taken 15 April 2015.

Damerocket_500
Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

Billed as a fragrant old-fashioned garden plant, the Dame's Rocket (also known as Sweet Rocket and Summer Lilac, among others) is classified as an invasive species by the National Forest Service and the Wisconsin DNR (for starters).

daylily_young
Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

These are scattered throughout the back yard. I am looking forward to seeing what varieties are represented.

Photo taken 5 April 2015.

dill_mammoth
Category: Herbs
Created on: 15 February 2015

Mammoth Dill (previously Long Island Dill), this variety grows 4 to 6 feet.

Photo credit: original source, Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany. From WikiMedia Commons.

eggplant_calliope
Category: Fruit
Created on: 15 February 2015

Calliope hybrid is an Indian-type eggplant, presenting oval fruits with a rich purple skin streaked with white. Fruits can be harvested beginning at 2 inches to 4 inches in length.

Photo: By liz west from Boxborough, MA (eggplant) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Category: Flowers
Created on: 15 February 2015

Blooming at the end of April in 2005, starting on the 22nd or thereabouts, and in full bloom by the end of the month.