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2 06, 2020

What is this Plant?

By |2020-06-03T12:44:37-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Wandering along the shady east side of the acre today, I came across this in flower. The plant is a sort of leggy vine sort that's been growing there for years, but I've never seen it flower. Anyone know what it is? Update: Thanks to Reddit and /u/ArtsyPhartsyWoman, I figured out that it was a Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)!

22 02, 2020

Cyclamen in Bloom, no Photo Filter Required

By |2020-02-22T10:42:16-08:00February 22nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

The cyclamens outside the family room bay window have begun to bloom. The plants are on a well-shaded slope and it's gray and raining, but the flowers are literally glowing in the low light. Amazing. Bonus: I bought them off the clearance rack at Lowe's last fall for $1 each. Booyah. Bargain! Anyone have any guesses as to the variety? The pot labels were struck out so I couldn't tell.

20 11, 2019

Brazilian Edelweiss in Bloom

By |2019-11-20T09:25:12-08:00November 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Not knowing much about how Brazilian Edelweiss (Sinningia leucotricha) grows, I kind of thought I had killed the poor thing because it dropped all its leaves a few weeks ago. Turns out that wasn't the case at all. Several days ago it started growing new leaves and to my surprise this morning I was greeted with two little salmon colored flowers! (They're supposed to be fragrant, but I don't smell anything.) Can't wait to see it all leafed out again.  [keep reading...]