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August 9, 2012


american ginseng

American Ginseng

This is a plant that produces tiny greenish white flowers in June and July in an insignificant cluster. Bright red berries follow the flowers in late summer.

July 26, 2012


 Saponaria officinalis

Bouncing Bet

The leaves and rhizomes of saponaria officinalis can be boiled in water to make a soapy lather.

July 21, 2011


Uses For Lilies

Different varieties of lily bulbs can be planted to provide a succession of flowers from June through August in well-drained, sunny areas of a garden.

April 29, 2010


garlic chives

Garlic Chives’ Many Virtues Makes Them Worth The Bother

Chives are rampant self seeders, and if they are not dead headed they will produce far too many new plants.

August 6, 2009


The daisy, close up.

A Large Family (Daisies)

Daisies are members of the Compositae family, which consists of 950 different genera and over 20,000 species.

December 11, 2008


An extreme macro photograph of the tiny flower, Huernia volkartii.

Renaissance Botanical Art

During the Renaissance, artists began to depict plants in terms of their specific characteristics and the intricacy of their composition.

April 9, 2004


narcissus flower


"Bread is but food for the body, whereas narcissus is food for the soul."

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