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Rose and Fern Pictures

I took these two pictures for Bloom Day and Foliage Followup but didn’t end up doing a post for either. There were other pictures too but these were the best for each day. NOID Red Rose. I really really wish … Continue reading

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Foliage Followup, May 2011

It seems like everything grows fastest here in May. We’ve (usually) had some warmer weather by now and any time it rains things seem to just shoot out of the ground. Here are a few of the more interesting foliage … Continue reading

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Random pictures from the Toronto Zoo from December

These are some pictures I’d taken at the Toronto Zoo back in early December. Platycerium bifurcatum. Also note the Epipremnum aureum in the background taking on its mature split-leaf form that you’ll never see from one as a typical houseplant. … Continue reading


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New Plants

Cyperus haspans – Dwarf Papyrus Zantedeschia sp. – White Arum Lily Hibiscus acetosella ‘Burgundy Aquarius’ The Pond Department was clearing out the last of their tropical water plants, the ones that didn’t even sell at 80% off, and I grabbed … Continue reading

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More shade container combinations.

I love how this container has come together. The Impatiens are fairly boring, I’ll admit, but I mostly just added them (two cell packs) for a bit more colour and they’ve filled in very nicely. It was also my first … Continue reading

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More new plants – Part 1

This batch of plants were rescued on their way to the compacter. Basically just plants that had been in for months not selling, taking up much needed space needed for newer, nicer looking plants and generally needing more care &/or … Continue reading

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Adiantum pedatum & Matteuccia struthiopteris

Two of my ferns are Ontario Natives and both are pretty well at their peak right now. Adiantum pedatum (Maidenhair Fern) Adiantum pedatum Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern) Both are easy to grow and really brighten up a shady area of … Continue reading

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Ostrich Fern Fertile Frond

Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern) Fertile Frond Unlike the infertile fronds these ferns produce in the spring the fertile fronds remain standing through the winter.

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Random Picture: Elkhorn Fern

I would be lying if I told you this wasn’t my favourite plant at the Toronto Zoo. Platycerium bifurcatum (Elkhorn Fern), picture taken Sept. 7, 2009 Won’t be able to grow one of these basically ever unless I get a … Continue reading

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Houseplant I did buy

I’m going to try to limit houseplant post now so I can spend more time with hardy plants (and so I’ll have something for the winter!) but this is a good follow up to the previous post. So instead of … Continue reading

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