The Jack-In-The-Pulpit Plant I Found

As I was weeding the side garden that holds my day lilies I noticed this odd plant and knew at once that it was a Jack-in-the-pulpit. It was growing in the tall grass and weeds at the edge of the woods, but in my yard. I had seen one before when I took a walk […]

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The Tomatoes Are Planted

I stopped at Tenney Farm the other day and picked up some tomato plants. I knew that planting time would be upon me soon and I didn’t want to be without anything to add to the garden. I bought Early Girl, Big Boy and Cherry, Grape and some sort of Roma. The trouble I am […]

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White Flowers of the Bleeding Heart

In all the time I lived in the northeastern U.S. as a kid, I don’t remember ever seeing a Bleeding Heart plant. I never saw them in Florida either – they probably can’t handle that heat. They amaze me with their hanging stems that are full of heart-shaped flowers in either pink or white. The […]

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The Silky Milkweed Pod

While walking by the lake a week or so ago, I came across some milkweed pods. As a kid, I loved to find these as much as I did the white dandelions so I could blow the silky seeds away. There is something about watching things float off into the sky that is enormously amazing […]

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Propogating Hydrangeas

Late last summer I dug up the rooted stem of the little hydrangea (below) and planted it by the front steps. I had been waiting all summer for it to develop a good root system. The main shrub – (photo at bottom)- had some low branches that were touching the ground and one of the […]

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