NEW Trips to Take!

Myrtle's easy when the conditions are right.

 
 
 
 

NEW Plants to Try!

Louis tries to capture the exact words to describe the fleeting but deep pleasures to be found in these Summer-into-Autumn incredibles.

 
 
 
 

New Gardening to Do!

Allergic to bees? You can still have an exciting garden, full of flowers and color and wildlife.

 
 
 
 

A Gardening Journal


Purple Butterbur

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Every April, strange almost alien green eggs appear atop the gravel at the shady side of the driveway.  When they open up into spheres of countless cream flowers here, they don't look much less alien.  In fact, they look more like the compound insect-like eyes of some unknowable but intensely-observant Other than actual flowers.  

 

Well, let 'em look.

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Pink-leaved Chestnut

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It's Spring, and things move fast:  Excitement might be afoot Tuesday but gone by Saturday.  And you won't want to miss it.

 

Certainly not this plant, the pink-leaved chestnut.  You read right.  Pink.  Look closer:

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Castor Aralia

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What makes a plant interesting?  Who doesn't want more of those "interesting" plants in their gardens?  But what IS "interesting"?  For one, something you don't see at all your neighbor's gardens.  Like, say, this spiny-thorned terror.

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