All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Flora Friday’

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March Feature Plant: Hellebore

Hellebores (Hellborus) are commonly known as Easter Rose or Lenten Rose given their blooms are an early springtime staple in gardens in Coastal BC.  The toothed-green leaves are leathery and some can stay evergreen through a mild winter.  Damaged leaves are quickly replaced in late winter to early spring adding a necessary lift to garden this early in the year. Hellebore blooms come in variety of colours including green, white, yellow, …

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Euonymous Europaeus Aka European Spindle Tree Small

Euonymous europaeus AKA European Spindle Tree

While shopping for interesting foliage to add to my holiday planters and wreaths, I was stopped in my tracks by this interesting beauty: Euonymous europaeus. There are some really fascinating winter blooming plants that I have seen, like witch hazel ‘Diane‘ and white forsythia, but I wasn’t familiar with this one.  Turns out these aren’t the blooms at all but the fruit that has set seed. Regardless, …

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Emily Mackenzie Crocosmia

Emily Mckenzie Crocosmia

While most of the crocosmia I have planted in my garden is nearly finished blooming, the smaller Emily Mckenzie crocosmia is in full bloom.  I’m happy that she has a prominent spot in the front garden, and that she occasionally turns a bloom upwards letting is all see her decorative colours.   The rest of the crocosmia is ready to be …

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Hardy Blue Passion Flower Vine

Hardy Blue Passion Flower

At the rental house before I bought my current home there was an alien-like passion flower vine that serpentined around the iron fence up front steps.  It was obviously old and established because it set of a profusion of flowers each year and produced many egg-shaped little orange fruits.  I never tasted one for fear of the unknown but I did enjoy …

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The Aliens Have Bloomed: Euphorbia

I like to post flora on Fridays that are blooming in my area so a few weeks ago when I was touring the Olympic fun I noticed that skunky smell which could only mean the Euphorbia is in bloom. Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii, or Wood Spurge, is the most common of the Euphorbia found in Vancouver although there are so many other …

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White Forsythia Medium2

Flora Friday: White Forsythia

Just a fragrant as the yellow Forsythia, but a much more manageable shrub – beautiful!   

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