Posts Tagged: Paul Rodgers

Wed
31
2016

What’s Blooming 8/31/2016

Joe Pye Weed – Eutrochium purpureum

 

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Native to wooded slopes, wet meadows, thickets and streams of the eastern and northern United States, Joe Pye weed is better known as a garden plant in England than here in its homeland. Stunning in size (4-7’ tall) Joe Pye weed is an impressive plant of the aster (Asteraceae) family whose stout, arching stems are awhirl with large serrated leaves and topped with domes of small flowers rich in nectar and pollen.

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Wed
20
2016

What’s Blooming 7/20/2016

Dahlias

 

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Native to Mexico and Central America, dahlias are tuberous rooted perennials in the aster (Asteraceae) family. Years after its discovery, the first dahlia was taken to Europe. Although it adapted well to European soils, it did not dependably survive winters. In the 19th century, botanists in the Netherlands began to experiment, and from a pair of dahlias came the majority of dahlias found for sale today.

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Tue
3
2016

What’s Blooming 5/3/2016

Lilacs – Syringa vulgaris

 

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Sense memory in the springtime garden can be strongly influenced by the nostalgic perfume of lilac.  Does the scent of lilac in the air take you back to your study abroad in Paris?  Whitman’s elegy When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed, mourning the death of President Lincoln may come to an English major’s mind.  I think of the corsage made of lilacs Tress Parke wore to the high school graduation of her granddaughter, Louise, and smile at the memory of a more innocent time.

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