I Love Crocus vernus ‘Remembrance’

I Love Crocus vernus ‘Remembrance’

Name: Crocus vernus ‘Remembrance’ Type of Plant: Early spring flowering bulb, good for planting in gardens or lawns. Why I Love/Hate this plant: I love crocus because they are so early. My ‘Remembrance’ crocus help me to remember that the season for growth and flowers...
I Love Golden Hinoki False Cypress

I Love Golden Hinoki False Cypress

Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Fernspray Gold’ aka golden hinoki false cypress Type of Plant: An evergreen that is a combination of green and yellow, with lovely, ferny foliage and a graceful shape.  Why I Love/Hate this plant: Most Hinoki false cypress...
I Love Skunk Cabbage and You Should Too

I Love Skunk Cabbage and You Should Too

Name: Symplocarpus foetidus, aka Skunk Cabbage Type of Plant: A low growing bog or wetlands plant in eastern North America. Why I Love/Hate this plant: This plant is a marvel of a plant designed for survival.  First of all, skunk cabbage flowers appear in March before...
How I Became A Writer

How I Became A Writer

How I became a garden communicator. Of course there there is more angst, effort and wonder to the story that can possibly be contained in an eight panel graphic. It’s a tale of sadness, striving, prayer and consultations with a physic channel…not to...
Annual Flowers For Shade: Browallia!

Annual Flowers For Shade: Browallia!

Name: Browallia hybrid named Endless Illumination from Proven Winners Type of Plant: Short annual for part to full shade. Why I Love/Hate this plant: This is a purple-blue flowering annual for shade…unusual in itself. But I love it because it is reliable,...
Bravo Burpee! Sow A Smile

Bravo Burpee! Sow A Smile

As many of you know, I’ve long been a champion of giveaway bouquets. I shared this post on my Coffee for Roses blog, celebrated the idea on You Can Grow That!, and podcasted about the idea on Plantrama. So I was totally delighted when I got this box from one of...
Frozen Plant Fun

Frozen Plant Fun

The temperatures in my area are supposed to remain below freezing all week, so it’s time to make some ice mobiles.     Here’s how it’s...
I Love The ‘Immense’ Begonia

I Love The ‘Immense’ Begonia

Name: Begonia ricinifolia ‘Immense’ aka the Immense Begonia Type of Plant: Large (yes, the name is accurate) begonia that has interesting hairy stems and clusters of pink flowers in the middle of the winter.  Why I Love/Hate this plant: Large, bright green leaves,...
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