Forbidden Love! — The Peterborough & Area Master Gardeners

By Cheryl Harrison, Master Gardener Ok, I know that peonies may not be the trending plant but I love them! Like many grandmothers, my maternal grandmother grew peonies around her farmhouse… Their fragrance filled the air and they sprawled magnificently after a rain. I found them captivating! Peonies were first described as medicinal herbs in […]

Forbidden Love! — The Peterborough & Area Master Gardeners

Bloomin’ around noon in June — View From Casita Colibrí

Given the barrage of bad, sad, depressing, and infuriating news these days, I’m finding it difficult to string together more than a few words. However, who needs words when Mother Nature is speaking from my terrace — succulents and cactus to the rescue. Wishing all health, safety, and a bounty of […]

Bloomin’ around noon in June — View From Casita Colibrí

New Jersey State Botanical Garden: Lilac Garden — National Parks With T

Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T! The Lilac Garden at NJ State Botanical Garden» The Skylands section of Ringwood State Park in northern New Jersey consists of the historic Skylands Manor, Shepherd Lake and the New Jersey Botanical Garden. In 1966, the State of New Jersey purchased the estate to form…

New Jersey State Botanical Garden: Lilac Garden — National Parks With T

Flower Power — NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Ever heard the saying, vegetables feed the body and flowers feed the soul? Everywhere I look something is blooming, and I’m smiling. We’ve had summer-like weather and just a few sprinkles although we could use some measurable rain. It’s dry. I’ve been giving my Craftsmen battery powered tools a workout, and I still love them. […]

Flower Power — NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Invasive Plant Factsheet: Common Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet Unfortunately, the Common Daylily can escape from cultivation and is now reported as invasive in several MidAtlantic states, including Virginia. Continue reading →

Invasive Plant Factsheet: Common Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

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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