|Dramatic, decorative flowers, Beijing China|
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Spring is late on the Colorado Front Range this year, cold and snow still coming. Add to that closures due to corona virus concerns and it seems a good time for flower pictures. Here are flowers to anticipate
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Putting art displays in public gardens is trendy. It adds novelty to familiar vistas. I like both plants and art, but often it seems to me that the relationship between garden and art is strained. But I was delighted by J.A. Cobb's fanciful statues, "Ribbit the Exhibit" seen at the Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, Florida.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
If you look at the entries in the Flora of North America for barberry species (Berberis), each notes whether it hosts Puccinia or not. That is not a common sort of entry into a plant description; Puccinia is a fungus, the genus of wheat rusts. (Examples Berberis amplectens, Berberis aquifolium , Berberis bealei and every other one: scroll down to Discussion).
Here's the story:
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020
My first memory of wisteria is of my father digging out a big plant, shaped like a small tree that was growing at the end of the driveway of our new house in Ohio. He disliked the way it came up well into the lawn. I liked it for its beautiful, fragrant flowers. And that is a good summary of Asian wisterias in the United States.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
|star-lily, sand-lily, Leucocrinum montanum|