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The Oddballs

Perhaps "oddball" isn't quite fair to describe this group of plants that are really better described as uncommon. Not necessarily flashy, these are some tried and true tough plants that really perform for me. Based on the response I receive from customers at the nursery, several of these are virtually unknown. Many of you dear gardeners are way more hip than I, and have known about these for a long time. In that case, then, let's call it revisiting a few hard-working, cool plants I love that we happen to be growing at Chickadee Gardens. 

 Artemesia frigida, also known as prairie sagewort. It is drought-tolerant and cold-hardy, I have two in my garden as I thought I lost one and purchased a replacement. They are both really stunning low-water plants, the one with more water looks a little larger.

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