Many people in the midst of afternoon drinking (I’m not talking to my aunts, or am I?) have been known to say, “It’s five o’clock somewhere.”  Regarding certain tough little plants I believe there must be a similar saying, “It’s …

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Lesser Celandine a Major Challenge

If you’ve been out in the garden during our mild spells you may have noticed clumps of rich green, glossy leaves appearing as low carpets in your lawn or flower beds. You may be witnessing lesser celandine (Ficaria verna, formerly …

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Spring Wildflowers are Here!

My family had a picnic (in February!) in Hauck Botanic Garden the other night and while most of the grounds still felt dormant, we knew spring was on its way by the bright yellow winter aconites pushing up throughout the …

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