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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 5, 2016
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Persian Cyclamen

CYCLAMEN             Florists’ cyclamen—Cyclamen persicum–are great imposters.  Despite the Latin name, they do not hail from Persia or modern-day Iran.  The flowers look more like orchids than their primrose-family affiliation might suggest, and their leaves, when massed together, look less … Continue reading