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My Own Keukenhof

In case you have never heard of Keukenhof, you have missed a world treasure. Visiting Keukenhof, is a unique and breathtaking experience. Upon my arrival in Amsterdam for the first time in 2000, I was asked what I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Excited Planter

Reader, I don’t know what you do for excitement, but one of my joys is planting flowers. On Father’s Day, my partner gave me something he knew I would enjoy–flower seeds. There were marigold, cosmos, and zinnia seeds but no … Continue reading

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Impatience with Impatiens (repeat)

I love to grow flowers. I even love to grow flowers from seeds. When I was young, Mother would give me a packet of marigold and zinnia seeds, and I would plant them somewhere in the yard and one, two, … Continue reading

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Amaryllis

Several years ago, a friend of mine gave me an amaryllis bulb with elaborate instructions as to how I should plant it. The instructions stressed that the flower bulb was not supposed to be planted totally underground but that the top … Continue reading

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A Rose by any other Name

At one point of my home ownership, I was given a lovely rose-bush which I planted in the front yard. That rose was what I would call a traditional rose, like so many roses that are given as a gift … Continue reading

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Spring Pruning

I am not the most avid pruner in the world although I realize that plants need to be pruned before they get new growth in the spring. This morning, when I returned from exercising at the Y, I noted that there were … Continue reading

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Bromeliads

If you are lucky enough to have bromeliads in your yard, you are awakening this time of year to a burst of color that is unsurpassed at any other time of the year. Bromeliads bloom in July, but they burst … Continue reading

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