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A for Angel Trumpet

Categories: Plants and Seeds.

Angel’s Trumpet or datura are members of the Solanaceae family along with brugmansia.  It is a heat loving plant that loves hot days and cooler evenings.This is a plant that I haven’t grown in my garden for a few years, ever since I found out the blooms, leaves and seeds were toxic … harmful to both people and pets.   But last year I had a couple of plants that grew unexpectedly.   Don’t you just love those volunteer flowers?The white blooms are lovely and open towards the end of the day. I love the slight tinge of purple towards the center
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A for Anemone

Categories: Plants.

A is for Anemone. This is a lovely flowering plant in the Ranunculaceae family.  It is related to the pasque flower, which tends to be the perennial plant here.  Anemone means ‘daughter of the wind’ in Greek and they are frequently called Wind Flowers.  I would list them as tender perennials.  The first year I grew them I mistakenly thought they were perennials and would survive the winter.  However they never came back the following spring.  Last year I grew them again but brought the little bulbs inside for the winter.
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