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“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways.”  ― Yann Martel I’m sure nature had some specific design in mind when these oddly shaped flowers evolved. What that the purpose of that design is remains a mystery to me. The one advantage of the unique appearance of these spring bloomers is that they are very easy to identify. Once again, the rapid onset of spring… Read More

“Gardening is akin to writing stories. No experience could have taught me more about grief or flowers, about achieving survival by going, your fingers in the ground, the limit of physical exhaustion.” ― Eudora Welty Here’s another addition to my collection of spring flowers from the garden. It’s becoming a bit of a series that I’m considering naming “Facing the Flowers”. This particular tulip came, as many of our flowers of late have,… Read More

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet This strange, flowering bush has fascinated me for some time. The blossoms form from the outside of the flower disc. I had a hard time finding good specimen this year but the photo above should suffice. The central bud clusters are rimmed with beautiful white blossoms. At first glance it would appear to be a form of dogwood, that is till you get… Read More