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Seeds

For plants, Autumn is about setting fruit and producing seeds; ensuring the perpetuation of the species is the purpose of life in Nature. Above is a seed pod from Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium canadense), now dry and beginning to split open, awaiting the … Continue reading

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Hello There, Blue Eyes!

This sweet little butterfly quietly posed for me on a blossom of Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ and though I searched online to find out what kind she was, I wasn’t successful. My guess is she’s a type of Azure Butterfly. Are there any lepidopterists out … Continue reading

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Spring Beauty

Scilla siberica ‘Spring Beauty’

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Soft

A beautiful soft pink tulip at the bulb show. I neglected to get the cultivar name (possibly Darwin Tulip ‘Ollioules’), but I think its color is lovely!

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

COUNTRY GARDENING in zone 5 “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” In March, month of the vernal equinox, New England transitions from winter to spring and can experience a broad range of weather from raging blizzard to warm days with … Continue reading

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Sound the Trumpets

Luminous Beauty on a Winter Morning Miniature Amaryllis (Hippeastrum ‘Trentino’) related article: https://elizawaters.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/forcing-amaryllis/

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Forcing Amaryllis

Forced amaryllis (Hippeastrum cultivars), with their multiple big, boldly colored flowers perched atop sturdy stems, has become an appealing alternative to the ubiquitous poinsettias that decorate homes during the December holiday season. They can be a great gift for those … Continue reading

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