The Gardener's Apprentice

May 4, 2015
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Tickled by Tickseed

The daisy or Compositae family is so large—950 genera, 20,000 species and even more cultivated varieties and hybrids—that you could fill hundreds of gardens with family members without even thinking about plants from outside the clan.  Over the last three … Continue reading

April 20, 2015
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Little Iris

A neighbor stopped by not long ago and said, “What are those beautiful aqua iris by your front walk?”  The iris in question were small but glorious, resembling a cluster of orchids or a small flock of butterflies hovering just … Continue reading