March 2017

Forsythia Yellow Spring Flowering Shrub
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Origins Named in honor of William Forsyth (1737-1804) the Scottish Royal Head Gardener, prominent horticulturalist and founding member of The Royal Horticultural Society, Forsythia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Olive family (Oleaceae). There are around a dozen species...
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Hellebores, Christmas or Lenten Rose, Perennials for Shady Places
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Commonly known as The Christmas or Lentern Rose because of its flowering time from the Christmas period into Lent, Hellebores are not actually related to the rose family but to the genus Helleborus.  This genus consists of over 20 species of  perennial mostly evergreen herbaceous flowering plants in the family...
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Asian Iris: Sanguinea Japanese blood red Iris, Sibirica Siberian Iris.
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The Iris gets its name from a Greek word meaning rainbow. This could be because of the many colours of a genus nearly 300 strong. Perennials, Iris grow from either rhizomes usually forming a creeping clump or sprout from a more bulbous...
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