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From Plant Origins to Club Growing Challenges

We had a very successful July meeting when Helen Warrington gave us a fascinating talk on the origins of plants, taking us from post ice age Britain when there were very few, (but amazingly did include Rhododendron ponticum which subsequently died out but was then reintroduced in the 17th Century!) through to modern times with a virtually unlimited number. 280 more words

Recalling Rhododendrons

रोढोडेन्ड्रॉन (rodhodendrons ) किंवा रोडीस हि फुलं मी भारतात कधी हि पहिली नव्हती. पण इंटरनेट वरून ही हिमाचल प्रदेश आणि त्याहून उत्तरे कडे,  आणि उत्तर – पूर्व राज्यात होत असावी असे कळले. 24 more words


Dispatches from Cornwall, Part #4

Hello! I’m currently at that stage of writing where my answer to everyone, in virtually all situations, is, “Not now, I’m working on the book.” But I’ll pause this morning to upload some more pics relating to my  June 2016 trip to England’s southwest country. 177 more words

Emma Jameson

Behold the Lilies

CONSIDER THE LILIES of the field, and let’s not forget the hydrangeas, ladies’ mantel, astilbe, verbena and other things… July here at Green Half-Acre is turning out OK after all. 288 more words


Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy

As the end of May and beginning of June approaches there’s only one thing on everyones mind at Cragside. Every year at this time a blanket of stunning rhododendrons cover the estate in a vibrant floral display. 480 more words

An Interlude on the Veranda

The flowering season continues, and as we head into a holiday weekend, many more blooms have shown their faces. There were several weekend mornings over the past month where I took my study materials out to the veranda on a cool morning with a hot cup of coffee. 698 more words


Roan Mountain

My husband and I love to visit the Blue Ridge Mountains in June. Our wedding anniversary is in June and my husband has always scheduled time off so we could celebrate in our favorite part of the country. 103 more words