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Today was warm and mostly sunny, with a brief but heavy downpour in the late afternoon.

I weeded the shade garden. the hostas are getting bigger – all of them show at least some growth. 363 more words


April 1st: Spring's Coming, No Foolin'!

I am always anxious for spring to arrive, and even though we had a mild winter here in Delaware, and trees and flowers are already starting to bloom, I’m still impatient.   76 more words


Flowers #175 & #176

A Cardinal Flower that I found growing on an island in the middle of the Susquehanna River just out side of Johnson City NY.  I think I might-of seen six or seven of these beautiful plants in different areas along the river between Binghamton and Endicott NY all of last year. 75 more words


The Scarlet Flower

It’s a grey day, one of a long line of grey days, and I am feeling color deprived. So I thought: why not write about some favorite flowers by color? 664 more words

Native Plants And Wildflowers

Fall blooms

Thought that I’d share some recent native wildflowers. It’s easy to overlook these late summer and early autumn bloomers. Natural selection apparently hasn’t often favored big, showy blooms in the dappled sunlight of the southern Appalachian cove. 208 more words

Know Your Natives - Cardinal Flower

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) of the Bellflower (Campanulaceae) family is a showy herbaceous perennial.  In the U.S., it occurs from California, Nebraska and Minnesota, southward and eastward.  936 more words

Native Plants

Hummingbirds on Flower Beds: Feeding and Fighting

When hummingbirds find flower beds they like, they feed like they’re threading needles and they fight each other like welterweights on uppers.

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