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Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus with Sensible Gardening and Living

We are all familiar with the spring crocus, but there is also a crocus look alike that blooms in the fall. Colchicum is known as autumn crocus or naked lady. The flowers emerge long after the tall spring leaves have died back, hence the fun name of naked lady. I first saw this plant many years ago when I was…

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Best Plants for Early Spring

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No sooner is the snow melted and a few tough and ready plants are ready to go. Within a few weeks they are up and out of the ground, in bud and blooming. After such a long winter their bright faces bring full joy to the gardener. There season may be short but they get things going, adding cheer to…

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Blooming Bulbs

Spring Bubls with Sensible Gardening and Living

Bulbs are amazing little store houses of life. Bulbs are perennials that have developed a fleshy growth as a storage system underground which allows them to adapt to and survive long periods of drought and then come alive as soon as conditions become favorable. The true bulbs are those of tulips and daffodiles, corms are similar to true bulbs such as…

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