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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

March 14, 2016
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Tommie Crocus

Crocuses, now appearing in gardens near you, are like tiny rays of light in the sea of winter garden debris. They invite you to look closer and demand that you gently sweep away the detritus around them so that they … Continue reading

February 3, 2014
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Winter Buttercups

Now that I am officially on spring watch, I am having the usual seasonal regrets about early-blooming plants that I did not order or install last fall.  Sometimes, however, life gives you second chances, and ten days ago a second … Continue reading