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Recognition of Winter Annuals – Part 2

The purpose of Part 2 is to provide additional information about the plants introduced in Part 1, and in most cases, to  illustrate their mature form.  Some of the plants change form completely while others change very little from their … Continue reading

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Recognition of Winter Annuals – Part 1

Winter annuals have been appearing in gardens, lawns and landscapes for the past several months. These plants can be recognized through their characteristic shapes, and peculiarities, with a special focus on leaves since many will not bloom until spring.  The human brain has an incredible capacity … Continue reading

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Sherardia arvensis – Blue Field Madder

In Part Two of The Natural Gardens of North Carolina, B. W. Wells discusses the Madder Family (the Rubiaceae, pg 185). Sometimes called the Coffee Family, for its most famous member, it also includes the Cinchona Tree, whose bark is … Continue reading

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