White Clematis Growing Around A Doorway — Susan Rushton

One of the things about walking close to home is you see new things – this beautiful, white clematis, for example, growing almost in a heart shape around the entrance to a stone-built terraced house. Many a wedding venue would love to have a photo op like this!

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cornwall in colours: white — Cornwall in Colours

After my experiment a couple of summers ago with a white bed I decided last autumn to trial some white spring flowers in this bed. So I chose some white Narcissi, white Tulips, white Chionodoxa (Glory in the snow), some mixed blue and white Muscari and white Crocuses (Snowbunting). The crocuses ended up in the […]

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Plant Spotlight – Wisteria — Winterbourne House and Garden

Wisteria has been around a long time, with 7 million year old fossils of Wisteria sinensis, or Chinese wisteria, found in China. Plants live an average of 50 years but can survive much longer. Of the Japanese variety, Wisteria floribunda, a 150 year old living specimen can be found in the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan. With such…

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Photos of the Week – April 17, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens) is one of the most popular of the early spring prairie wildflowers, and for good reason. It’s a gorgeous plant, with an unusually large and showy blossom for a plant that blooms so early in the season. To continue my accidental rhyming paragraph, I’ll also mention that the plant has interesting adaptations […]

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Spring has sprung around Evolène, Val d’Hérens — Alittlebitoutoffocus

To stay sane and active during the virus outbreak, I’ve taken to wandering around the back of our chalet and it’s certainly very noticeable how the flowers are starting to emerge and more butterflies are on the wing. I spotted both an Orange-tip and a Camberwell Beauty, but both were too quick for me to […]

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Poppy Hour at Theodore Payne — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

A message from our friends at Theodore Payne POPPY HOUR We are excited to announce Poppy Hour, a LIVE internet show about California native plant gardens, and the people and ideas behind them. Grab your beverage of choice for this botanical happy hour and join us on Zoom or YouTube where you can share questions […]

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Virus lockdown could benefit wild flowers on roadside verges as less verge cutting activity, Plantlife says — Life & Soul Magazine

Wildflowers could surge and thrive on roadside verges and lawns in parks as some councils in the UK have stopped mowing such spaces during the covid-19 pandemic, according to conservation charity, Plantlife. Plantlife believes that less spring verge cutting, “a silver lining to the coronavirus crisis”, will benefit wild flowers and help tackle the climate […]

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Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf: What Have Plants Ever Done for Us? — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf What Have Plants Ever Done for Us? Western Civilization in Fifty Plants, by Stephen Harris. Book Review by Nancy Brooks, Extension Master Gardener Continue reading →

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Sheffield PlantSwap: Putting People And Plants Together — Susan Rushton

My sweetheart has a thing about plant swaps. There are few things more likely to get him all misty eyed, other than a sweet puppy (his term for any dog of any age not in full-on attack mode) or a cowboy film where the guy gets the gal. The first time I went to a […]

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