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Spring Colors for the Garden

Paul James, host of HGTV's Gardening by the Yard, shares a list of some of his favorite spring-blooming plants.

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lialac is old fashioned,fragrant and a real beauty
Photo 6 of 7Lilac has an old-fashioned fragrance and has remained popular over the years.

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The old-fashioned fragrant lilac is a real beauty that has been popular and steadily improved upon for decades. Today more than 500 varieties are available in the United States in a range of colors including white, pink, red, lilac and blue. Dazzling white flowers are also produced by fothergilla, a deciduous shrub related to witch hazel.

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