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Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ Random fun facts: – Bodnantense is the Latin word meaning of Bodnant Garden in Talycafn, North Wales, where the most popular forms were raised. – This shrub is a larval food plant for the spring azure butterfly, Celastrina ladon. – If you crush the leaves of this shrub it smells like […]Continue Reading →
Iris reticulata Random fun facts: – They are said to smell faintly of violets. But I had to stick my nose up in these flowers to actually smell it. Faint indeed! – The bulbs have a netting pattern on them and this is where the common name comes from, Netted Iris. The Specs: Family: Iridaceae […]Continue Reading →
Eranthis hyemalis Random fun facts: – Don’t eat this plant… all parts of it are considered poisonous. – Because they’re poisonous, they’re relatively resistant to munching pests; such as deer, rabbits, or squirrels. The Specs: Family: Ranunculaceae Genus: Eranthis Species: hyemalis Common Name: Winter Aconite Region of Origin/Nativity: Middle east; Turkey to Afghanistan. Characteristics: Its […]Continue Reading →
(03-17-10) Yesterday I was walking through the potting shed just thinking about work and minding my own business. Imagine my surprise when I turned the corner into the bonsai passage, looked to my left and saw THIS beauty! Naturally I had to stop, take out my camera, and document my happiness. Spring fever has caught […]Continue Reading →