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Germinating the blog

Although there is more freezing weather and the possibility of snow in the forecast, spring is well underway in North Carolina.  The redbud trees are in full bloom, and the early yellow daffodils are fading.  237 more words

Fauna

My Favorite Amaryllis This Year

So my favorite Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) this year is definitely ‘Picotee’. The bulbs are more expensive than most other Amaryllis, but I’d say they’re worth it. 169 more words

Bulbs

In a vase on Monday: White Beauty

Continuing with the stuck in the sofa theme of the last post my Vase On Monday isn’t a vase but a potted Hippeastrum.

I love Hippeastrums, or Amaryllis as we used to call them. 120 more words

Gardening

Ceci n'est pas un Amaryllis

Do you ever forget the names of plants? I do, frequently. I have long conversations in my head that go along the lines of: “What  609 more words

In A Vase On Monday

Cursing the muscari

This week in the garden it’s been more slow build than mad dash. The snowdrops are filling out splendidly, the scent of the sarcococca is noticeably gathering in the air, the hamamelis buds are beginning to show their spidery finery. 827 more words

My Garden

Warm Colors for a Cold, White Season: GBBD, February 2017

February is typically the coldest and snowiest month in Maine, and it can easily seem like the longest month of the year. After an unusually warm January, I was feeling a bit complacent about this winter, but that changed with the arrival of February. 251 more words

Seasons

Winter Flowers: GBBD, January 2017

Having missed bloom day in December, I was determined to post in January. So here I am, better late than never.

This is the season when my garden is tucked in under a blanket of snow (it is snowing even as I write) and I rely on houseplants for my flower fix. 182 more words

Seasons