From the monthly archives: February 2010

Recently I was fortunate enough to participate in a trip that Longwood’s Curatorial Department headed up. (I just LOVE these trips! If it weren’t for the Curatorial department, I’d not have these amazing opportunities!) This month we went to the the National Arboretum. But, of course, we went to see all things Curatorial and Botany […]

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Plant: Galanthus nivalis

On February 20, 2010 By

Galanthus nivalis Random fun facts: – Depending on the region and conditions, a snow drops season can extend from October to March! – It blooms the same time as Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis), so plant accordingly! The Specs: Family: Amaryllidaceae Genus: Galanthus Species: nivalis Common Name: Snow drop Region of Origin/Nativity: European countries. Characteristics: The […]

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Plant: Asclepias tuberosa

On February 15, 2010 By

Asclepias tuberosa Random fun facts: –  Butterfly weed is a host plant of Monarch butterfly. – Asclepias is from the Greek Asklepios, the god of medicine, referring to the medicinal properties of this plant. – If you’re picking, planting, or maintaining this perennial, don’t rub your eyes. The sap will irritate and even injure your […]

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Imperata cylindrica ‘Red Baron’ The Specs: Family: Poaceae Genus: Imperator Species: cylindrical Common Name: Japanese Blood Grass Region of Origin/Nativity: Garden Origin Characteristics: A medium clump forming grass that can reach 24″ in height and in width. Foliage emerges mostly green with red tips. As the plant grows through the season, the color spreads down […]

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