Japanese Jewel

According to Wikipedia, “eranthis (winter aconite) is a genus of eight species of flowering plants in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, native to southern Europe and east across Asia to Japan.” E. hyemalis is the one from France and Italy and the one that is most commonly grown, while E. cilicica is similar (and is sometimes listed […]

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The Race to be First

Early flowers are always welcome, the precursors to spring that try to banish winter with their early promise. I have three different daffodils that vye to be the first into bloom, a race against the horticultural clock. Narcissus ‘Cedric Morris’ was the winner for several years. I have knoon this to be in flower for […]

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