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Amazing Amaryllis Enchants

Amazing Amaryllis Enchants

Posted on Feb 11, 2009 | 0 comments

Amaryllis ‘Dancing Queen’ Single Flower She’s enchanting all right.  But which dance?  Has she waltzed into my awareness?  Or tangoed?  Maybe her style is not old world, but contemporary, more like Alvin Alley than Strauss.  Yes, I realize one is a choreographer and the other a composer. Imagine ‘Dancing Queen’ on a dark...

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Amazing Amaryllis Begins to Open

Amazing Amaryllis Begins to Open

Posted on Feb 8, 2009 | 0 comments

              Wow! Its a beautiful baby. One of three! Yes, triplets! You can see the other buds behind the opening one. The photograph below shows the Amaryllis in relation to the other plants grouped together. Notice the role of foliage and form in the composition. You’ll want to know the names of the other plants.  I don’t know. If possible,...

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Amazing Amaryllis Creates Multiple Flower Buds

Amazing Amaryllis Creates Multiple Flower Buds

Posted on Feb 8, 2009 | 0 comments

  Beautiful. Isn’t it. I’ve been watching the lengthening stalk for a while now with its promise of flower.  A dear friend gave the bulb to me early in December.  I potted it up with no idea of its color.  So I wait and watch and wonder. The anticipation of its emergence is part of the fun. My mind wanders a bit with this thought. I find...

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A Favorite Chosen as Perennial of the Year

A Favorite Chosen as Perennial of the Year

Posted on Jan 10, 2009 | 1 comment

I was delighted to read that the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) voted Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ or Golden Variegated Hakone grass as the 2009 Perennial Plant of the year. This lime-green small low growing ornamental grass lights up a shade garden and combines to create stunning plant combinations and textural compositions. I love planting...

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