C. L. Fornari's Blog

I Love Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ aka golden leaf bleeding heart

Name:  Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ aka golden leaf bleeding heart Type of Plant:  A perennial for part shade that’s hardy in zones 3-9. Why I Love/Hate this plant: The golden foliage is brilliant in the spring, and the string of hanging, heart-shaped flowers are...

I Love Maianthemum canadense aka Canada mayflower or wild lily-of-the-valley

Name: Maianthemum canadense aka Canada mayflower or wild lily-of-the-valley Type of Plant: A low-growing forest floor plant that is native to the Northeastern United States and Canada. Don’t confuse this with the plant that we in Massachusetts also call mayflower,...

I Love Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ aka Ogon spirea.

Name:  Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ aka Ogon spirea. Type of Plant:  This is a shrub that has several valuable traits. It stays under 5 feet tall, flowers for several weeks in the spring, and has thin, golden to lime-green leaves all summer. Hardy in Zones 4-8 Why I...
How I Became A Writer

How I Became A Writer

How I became a garden communicator. Of course there there is more angst, effort and wonder to the story that can possibly be contained in an eight...

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Frozen Plant Fun

Frozen Plant Fun

The temperatures in my area are supposed to remain below freezing all week, so it's time to make some ice mobiles.   https://youtu.be/jFrqcqL_a_Q...

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I Love Anemone blanda

I Love Anemone blanda

Name: Anemone blanda Type of Plant: spring bulb that blooms blue, white or pink daisy like flowers in early April. Why I Love/Hate this plant: One...

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I Love Wooly Thyme

I Love Wooly Thyme

Name: Thymus pseudolanuginosus aka wooly thyme Type of Plant: A low growing perennial herb hardy in zones 5 to 8. This is not the thyme used for...

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Early Morning Stories

Early Morning Stories

There was just a dusting of snow on the ground when I went outside this morning, but that small change in the look of the landscape alerted me that...

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