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Proteaceae for the holidays

I got the opportunity today to buy some things direct from one of our suppliers/floral importers with no further retail mark up. Well, it’s a little ways away from Christmas (or even winter for that matter) but these things are … Continue reading

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Random pictures from the Toronto Zoo

Went to the zoo yesterday. Here are some picture. Some of plants, a few more of animals. Wollemi Pine – This plant was not looking too great earlier in the year but has recovered very well and I was happy … Continue reading

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July 2011 Bloom Day and Foliage Followup

Here’s my Bloom Day for this month and I’ve thrown in two new plants for Foliage Followup as well (no sense having both posts late). Lavendula ‘Munstead’ – Flowers are fading but still very showy. Extremely good year for this … Continue reading


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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Great Star’

New Hydrangea this year, lace cap style flowers more similar to ‘Snow Mountain’ than the (imo) over used ‘Limelight’ or grandiflora Hydrangeas but much, much larger. Somewhat similar to ‘The Swan’ (fun story about that one I found while googling). … Continue reading

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Rhododendron ‘Lee’s Dark Purple’ Flowering

You may recall that last year when I planted this Rhodo it was pretty late in the season. It was actually the last of the ‘Lee’s Dark Purple’ plants at the store. My first choice would have been ‘Nova Zembla’ … 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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I’m back, a small update.

Maybe you haven’t noticed because of the Orchid posts that have been slowly popping up but I took a brief hiatus and now I’m back. I basically haven’t written anything new since about the 15th of February and I’m glad … Continue reading

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Pictures of Cats & a Dog

Took some pictures of the animals yesterday/this morning. And that’s some ice on a Euonymus. We’ve been having a slight warmup the last few days and water has been dripping off the roof and freezing on the Euonymus below, enough … Continue reading

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What’s looking good now

It’s pretty quiet outside, nothing’s going on but it was warm enough today to go out and take some pictures. Here are two plants looking pretty good this winter. Euonymus cv. – probably planted when the house was built 30+ … Continue reading

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Magnolia gradiflora & Myrtus communis seeds

Well lets try this seed thing again! I think last time the biggest problem was dry seeds that were no longer viable. You can’t get much fresher than these though! We go through a lot of Magnolia gradiflora leaves, but … Continue reading

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