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Here are a couple of DAY-BRIGHTENERS!!!!

Brenda G. sends a picture of “More clematis in my backyard.”
Peonies from Buffy B.’s yard.
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“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” Anonymous

Sharon S. sends pictures of “The sweetest Lady Slipper, spotted in DeJarnette Park.”

Another view of the Lady Slipper
Buffy B. spotted this stunning Horse Chestnut tree blooming in Pufferbelly Park.
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A flower blossoms for its own joy.
Oscar Wilde

Mary Anne G. sends this lovely arrangement, “These smell so wonderful!”
Lauren T. sends a picture of the “first Abraham Darby bloom.”
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A Brazilian Postcard for you….

Banana trees on the left
Palms in the Middle ….. Philodendron Monstera on the right..
Pink Hibiscus
Red Hibiscus
He says, “Hello!”

Thank you, Rita!

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HAPPY SUNDAY! These are bright and beautiful!

Anne C., states, “The first is the white Lady Banks which Lois Wickham rooted.  It is finally going up a tree!”
She adds, “The maypops (may apples) were moved from my grandmothers woods.”
And, “I love the tiny Virginia iris.” Anne
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“Where flowers bloom so does hope.”
–  Lady Bird Johnson, Public Roads: Where Flowers Bloom

Pam S. sends us this, “This iris was given to me by a friend.  It’s the first time it has bloomed!”
And, she adds, “Last year’s GCV collection still blooming.”
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Welcome! Please enjoy these bright and beautiful blossoms!

Bebe L. writes, “More beauties from my daughter Anne’s garden!”


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Mary Lou B. says “Garden Friends: ‘Tis the season when Dogwoods and Azaleas are smashing!”

Mary Lou sends a photo of a Native Dogwood.
She writes that this is a picture of a Dogwood and Deciduous Azalea.
Mary Lou sends a picture of a Deciduous Azalea.
She explains that this is a Deciduous Azalea and Spanish Bluebell ground cover.
Mary Lou adds, “Huge Viburnum Seiboldiana given to me by Lula when I first moved in, 22 years ago (a very small volunteer from her yard). Lula Lives!”
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Today is Earth Day, inspiring us to think of the miraculousness of the Natural world. There is something very inspirational about these plants….the first, which thrives in a construction zone and the second, which is a stunning daffodil!

Lauren T. writes, “There isn’t much left to see at our Train Station garden but this clematis is worth the effort to go admire.”

Jerry M. writes, “The only bulbs in my yard are from GCV 2019 collection.  This one was beautiful! Enjoy”

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Now for some things a little different, here are some unusuals….

Ann M. writes, “While walking in the woods this week I discovered this tiny plant. I had never seen it before. I happen to look down at just the right time. It is ‘One-flowered Cancer Root’.”
Buffy B. is always delighted to see the Jack-in-the-Pulpit return.
“The Geum flowering is a sure, but, brief, sign of Spring” Buffy B.