The Gardener's Apprentice

January 1, 2018
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Primulina

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

December 26, 2017
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Amaryllis Redux

Nine chances out of ten, if you are reading this, you have an amaryllis in the house.  Maybe it arrived ready to bloom just before the December holidays.  If so, you may still be enjoying the last of the bright … Continue reading

December 3, 2017
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Proudly Polka-Dotted

Madagascar is an island nation off the south coast of Africa with unique climates and topography.  It is probably best known for vanilla beans and lemurs, with the lemurs taking the prize for visibility ever since their cinematic star turns … Continue reading

December 26, 2016
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Hopeful Signs

I was born an optimist.   I was probably born a gardener, too, though that didn’t manifest itself until after I could walk and talk.  It is in my nature to look for signs of hope, especially in the natural world.  … Continue reading