C. L. Fornari's Blog

I Love Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ aka Amethyst vernal witch hazel

Name:  Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ aka Amethyst vernal witch hazel Type of Plant: A shrub for full sun to part shade that flowers in March and April Why I Love/Hate this plant:  I love most of the witch hazels, but this one is pretty spectacular in the late winter...

I Love Allium Schoenoprasum aka Garden Chives

Name: Allium schoenoprasum aka garden chives Type of Plant: A perennial herb that grows from small bulbs, hardy in Zones 4-8. Why I Love/Hate this plant: For me, this is one of my favorite early-to-grow plants in the spring. It is the first herb that I can cut fresh...

Treehouse ~ The New Social Networking App For Plants

Ever since the development of the Google Plant translation service, people have been listening in on plant conversations, often with a devastating response. So, it was with great apprehension that many have downloaded and joined the newest social media app, Treehouse,...
A Warm-Hearted Play About Iris Breeders

A Warm-Hearted Play About Iris Breeders

Join fellow plant-lovers from around the world to watch a warm-hearted play about two frustrated plant breeders. This fabulous and funny play, mounted especially for GardenComm International, is performed by Natalie...

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Roasted Roots

Roasted Roots

I love roasted veggies, and this particular combination is easy, versatile and satisfying. Serve this plain as a side dish, or toss with tofu or...

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Oatmeal Walnut Blueberry Bars

Oatmeal Walnut Blueberry Bars

When Awesome Bars stopped making their apricot walnut bar I was heartbroken. So I decided to do an oatmeal/walnut bar of my own. I used blueberries...

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Hearts-a-Bustin’

Hearts-a-Bustin’

There's a plant for every holiday, and for Valentine's Day I'm especially fond of Euonymus americanus. With a common name like hearts-a-bustin',...

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