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Purple Trillium

Purple trilliums bloom in two clumps in my spring wildflower garden.

Each plant has three leaves.

Each flower has 3 petals.

The scientific name trillium recurvatum… 14 more words

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Begonias for the Drawing Room

A few years ago, a friend complained that her container garden was growing too big to handle, so she culled and offered the extras to me.  419 more words



One of the most easily identified invasive species that I was focusing on was bamboo. Bamboo is quite easily recognized by its distinctive look, and there are many species of bamboo spread across the US. 255 more words

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English Ivy

Perhaps the most infamous and wide spread invasive species in our area is English Ivy. Its popular everywhere and many homeowners (myself included) have it somewhere in their yard. 441 more words

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First Bloomers

The last little bits of ice finally melted today.

Flowers starting to bloom in the maple by the barn.

Two crocus grew near the large oak at Ingram Hill. 6 more words

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Common name: Fringe Flower

Family/Genus/Species: Hamamelidaceae Loropetalum Chinense


Although I wish to offer information on loropetalum chinense in general, Ever Red™ is the specific variety I am writing about today: 445 more words

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Riccia Fluitans/Moss Mats - Fishing Line and plastic grid/cloth method

There are many different methods to create flat sections of moss, riccia, or other plant life that doesn’t typically carpet or grow in such a form naturally. 600 more words