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March
Crocus - First sign of spring

Crocus – First sign of spring

For me, Crocus symbolize renewal and rebirth. They burst forth with exuberance early in spring, before much else has showed any signs of life. This year, they are especially symbolic of our journey since the September floods. These wee flowers are the first to show signs of life at the Greenhouse this spring and cheer...
Daffodil cultivars

Daffodil cultivars

Botanical Name: Narcissus cultivars Common Name: Daffodil cultivars Native Region: Native to Europe, North Africa and Asia Sun Exposure: Full Sun (can be grown with success under deciduous trees as they will have full sun before the trees leaf out) Special Notes: Rodents & squirrels avoid Daffodils as all Narcissus varieties contain lycorine, an alkaloid...
Salix discolor - Pussy Willow

Salix discolor – Pussy Willow

Spring is marked, in my mind, when the large Pussy Willow that flourishes near our greenhouse comes into bloom. World is awakening, crocuses and specie iris are in bloom but it is still a dreary, dormant place. Then, this large Pussy Willow bursts into bloom, filling the air with a delightful fragrance. Like a banner,...
Crocus cultivars

Crocus cultivars

Botanical Name: Crocus cultivars Common Name: Crocus Native Region: Central and southern Europe (including the islands of the Aegean), North Africa and the Middle East, across Central Asia to western China. Special Notes: Saffron is derived from the stigmas of Crocus sativus. Description: An early spring blooming bulb.

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