The Gardener's Apprentice

January 1, 2018
by The Gardeners' Apprentice
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The other day I felt the familiar pangs of plant love at first sight.  This has happened often over the years because I have a fickle heart and endless curiosity about beautiful and unfamiliar plants.  Most of the time these … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
by The Gardeners' Apprentice
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Cape Primrose

So often in botanical circles plants with lovely common names, like shooting stars or Peruvian lilies, have absolutely awful-sounding botanical names.  Cape primrose is a case in point.  Botanically speaking, it is known as Streptocarpus, which sounds dangerously close to … Continue reading