September 30, 2016   Fiddle head ferns are plants harvested early in the season before they open and reach its full height. They are cut fairly close to the ground. They are a coiled up stem colored green. Fiddle heads have antioxidants if eaten. I just find them interesting in shape and their name is […]

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September 28, 2016 The Split Leafed Philodendron is known for its tropical oversized leaves with what appears to be cuts within them. (It is also known as the Swiss cheese plant.) The Split Leaf Philodendron is a low maintenance house plant. The one thing to watch with this house plant is that due to its […]

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September 27, 2016 The black chenille plant reminds me of a cattail.  The plant and a cats tail literally. It stands straight up in the air. They say a cat is happy when they hold there tail up straight. Happy flower I guess…lol They are fuzzy to the touch…just a unique flower. The stem reminds […]

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September 25, 2016 You need to plant the bulbs for this Iris soon. How great would it be if this flower bloomed in the Fall! It has a rich ginger color and has bronze petals on its stem. Of course it has the warm smell of gingersnaps. Gingersnap cookies always remind me of Halloween. I […]

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September 23, 2016 I have a handcream that is called ginger verbena. I decided it was time I find out if that is a flower scent….yes its verbena. It says that the flower draws those beautiful butterflies we all love! No wonder I like it so much.

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September 22, 2016 Very few flowers bloom during the cold winter months, and the foliage which graced the garden with it’s beautiful fall colors, has long since fallen to the ground. To fill this winter time void, botanists came up with our purple friend….ornamental cabbage (please do not try to eat it). No….you will not […]

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September 21, 2016 Yes rain is a good thing. Yesterday we got some much needed rain for our flowers. Because of the heat and dryness I have spent this whole summer watering!  When I woke up to the sound of raindrops on the roof….I started singing Uncle Georges favorite song! “This is the day…this is […]

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September 20, 2016 The teddy bear sunflower is a cuddly giant type sunflower. I know my sister Donna loves teddy bears and she might like this type flower. 🙂 They are in season now in New Jersey and they will need staking when growing because the heavy head needs supporting. Kids love this flower because […]

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September 16, 2016 The snapdragon got their name from the fact that you can gently squeeze the sides of the intricately shaped flower and see the jaws of a dragon head snap closed. I think the yellow flowers that go up the stem look like popcorn. 🙂 Either way I could picture this flower growing […]

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