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Moth Orchids

With the holidays behind us, winter seems to stretch out as far as we can see. I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready for a tropical vacation! We can’t afford tickets to a balmy beach or verdant … Continue reading

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Valentine Cyclamen

It’s Valentine’s Day, one of the busiest days of the year for your friendly neighborhood florist. My husband knows I like receiving flowers on this most romantic of holidays. He also knows that I appreciate getting a plant that is … Continue reading

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Pretty Poinsettias

Everywhere we turn, we see red. Poinsettias decorate our homes, churches, businesses and stores. How did a tropical plant become such a pervasive symbol of Christmas? Are poinsettias poisonous? And what should I do with my plants once the holidays … Continue reading

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How to Be a Mama Hen

Your chicks have arrived! You got the call from the feed store or post office to come pick them up. Now it’s your job to be a mother hen for the next several months. What do you do? Newly hatched … Continue reading

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Crown of Thorns

Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day Jesus wore a crown of thorns.  In visualizing that painful headpiece, it helps me to think about the sharp spikes on the plant with the same name. As the scientific name indicates, Euphorbia Milii … Continue reading

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Gardeners, Start Your Bulbs!

The first crocus of spring. Sunny yellow daffodils naturalized under trees. Beds full of crimson tulips—it all starts now. After gardening all summer, it’s hard to add yet another chore to the pile of things to do this month, but … Continue reading

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