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November 13, 2017
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Striped Crocus

You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it. The words of twentieth century writer and humorist Robert Benchley make me … Continue reading

January 3, 2017
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Cosmic Blooms

In light of 2016’s many significant events, you may not have noticed that it was the “Year of the Cosmos”.  But noticed or unnoticed, Fleuroselect, the Netherlands-based horticulture trade group, decreed that last year, cosmos were the brightest stars in … Continue reading

June 2, 2014
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Happy Nasturtiums

Unless you have been on another planet for the past few months, you have probably heard at least snatches of the infectious song, “Happy,” by artist Pharrell Williams. It may or may not be your kind of music, but it … Continue reading