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February 1: Sweet Pea

We welcome the month of February with today’s flower, Sweet Pea. In the language of flowers, the Sweet Pea connotes “Delicacy. Delicate pleasures. Departure. Blissful pleasure. 141 more words

Language Of Flowers

A Book of Poison or Medieval Cures? (Book of the Week)

Watching the catalogues produced by auction houses is one of the real pleasures of a booksellers life. Often lavishly produced, the catalogues provide a visual, abundant feast of beautiful books to salivate any bibliophile. 1,150 more words

Book Of The Week

Spring is here - soon!

Today I found a flowering plant that means spring is here at last. It is only 2 degrees, and snow is in the air, so I am not sure. 139 more words


Historical botanical illustration of the day

Daphne mezereum is a species of Daphne and a member of the Thymelaeaceae flowering plant family, which was established in 1789 by the French botanist… 153 more words


Out of Sorts

Don’t know if it’s the crazy weather, but just feeling a little whacked today. Got up this morning, all burstin’ to write an epic post about the… 260 more words

Blogging Navel Gazing

Frank(ly) Kershaw

Although I am living in Barbados for three years, I still am trying to keep in touch with the Toronto/Canadian gardening scene. I still have a subscription to Canadian garden magazine, my membership is up to date at the Ontario Rock Garden and Hardy Plant Society, and the Toronto Botanical Gardens still sends me the program guide. 358 more words

Garden Visits