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Archive for May, 2008

It’s Woodland Wildflower Time

Now is the time the native beauties are blooming in the woods.  The initiated know all about  it, but millions of people have no clue.  I had a couple of decades of this when we had our wildflower woodland open to the public. People would look out over the not-yet-in-bloom meadow and say, “Where are [...]

May 15, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials

You’re so vain! Narcissus & the Daffodil

Gardeners know the real name of the daffodil is Narcissus.  But do you know the story?  In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a young man so handsome the Gods forbade him to view his own image.  One day, he got involved wih a nymph named Echo, and couldn’t resist a quick glimpse of his face in a [...]

May 1, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall