Browsing All posts tagged under »Spring wildflowers«

Katherine’s Bleeding Heart

June 10, 2009

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Katherine sent me a bleeding heart.  Talk about carrying coals to Newcastle.  She writes:  It’s been so chilly I am suprised there have been any flowers. This was taken on one of the only days that was warm and sunny which was, I think, about a week ago. I didn’t even know bleeding hearts came […]

Forgotten forget-me-nots

May 28, 2009

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It is useful to have younger sisters.  That way when your memory goes to blazes you have someone to help you keep track.  My sister Cheri in particular has a sturdy filing cabinet in her capacious mind, and is often referred to as The Family Archive.  She lives in North Carolina, so it is inconvenient […]

Sweet invasion and the return of a native

May 15, 2009

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A few days ago I learned, from a lovely post at Flandrum Hill, that the myrtle growing in my yard is not just an unkempt inheritance from a previous owner, but periwinkle, a native plant that belongs right where it is, holding my sandy slope in place. Good on it. The sweet woodruff growing beside […]

Spring tiptoes over the drumlins

April 28, 2009

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Since I came back from my vacation with a fine old case of the flu, this morning’s walk began grudgingly. Then I looked off to the right and saw a patch of Dutchman’s breeches. The rest of the walk went much better. Once you see the first spring wildflowers, your spirits lift, you look for […]