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8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric

Check this video of our Venus Fly-trap winning an engagement with a poor spider. Please forgive the cheers as we just couldn't help ourselves. Good Romans, we, thumbs down at the gladiator fight. 

http://vimeo.com/49759658

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

May 8, 2013

 

Watering and

Elephant-eared Saxifrage

Bergenia cordifolia

 

            Despite the snowfall over the winter and the seemingly endless string of dreary days in February and March, we are seven inches behind our average in precipitation for New Haven so far this year, and that... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

April 23, 2013

 

Hally Jolivette Cherry

Prunus x ‘Hally Jolivette’

 

            Sometimes a really nice plant comes along and you are ready to enjoy it, like being ready for your uncle’s advice or your brother-in-law’s chili. It’s always good, but there are days when it is JUST THE THING. When I first s... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

April 12, 2013

 

White Forsythia

Abelliophyllum distichum

 

            We are behind in the precipitation department for the year. Rather a stark and somewhat confusing statement, considering the snow fall (that storm in February? Hamden, where the lovely lady of my house and I live had the most snow: 40 inches)... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

April 3, 2013

 

Lenten-Rose

Helleborus species

 

            The plant kingdom has a dozen (one system has thirteen) separate ‘divisions’ within it. These dozen range from the small plants like algae to a small division like the one that has but a single genus and species within it (Ginkgophyta an... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

March 27, 2013

 

Fragrant Sweet Box

Sarcoccoca ruscifolia

 

            I took a week off to celebrate the last days of winter, so you didn’t get your usual email epistle. My apologies are in order or my congratulations, depending on how you feel about Liquid Sunshine.  It would be perfectly understandable... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

March 14, 2013

 

Catkins and Japanese Pussy-willow

Salix chaenomeloides

 

            In typically fickle fashion, today’s weather feels more like January than March. It is still late winter, I know, with the first day of spring a week away.  I blame this feeling on the change in schedule for Daylight Savin... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

March 8, 2013

 

Spotted Laurel

Aucuba japonica

 

            Winter’s ravages have taken their toll on several garden denizens.  An Eastern Hemlock with two trunks lost one of them in the heavy snow load and high winds of the storm unfortunately named Nemo.  While I’m sorry to lose any tree (except m... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

February 22, 2013

 

Witchhazel

Hamamelis species

 

            This is not the first, nay even the second time that I have showcased this plant in the annals of the Plant of the Week/Liquid Sunshine. The reasons for this are few and simple. First, this plant blooms at a time of year that is otherwise  particularly demoralizing: the excitement of the January and early February snowfalls has pa... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

February 15, 2013

 

California Incense-Cedar

Calocedrus decurrens

 

            One of the best things about wintertime for me is the notice you take of evergreens, especially the needled non-flowering ones (flowering evergreens include Oregon Grape-Holly, Rhododendron, etc). With little color and lots of black an... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

February 1, 2013

 

Paper-white Narcissus

Narcissus papyraceus

 

            We keep going up and down, from the trough of winter to spring-like apex. We have Snowdrops blooming in protected spots, as well as Labrador Violets. Those masters of survival, Dande... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Calendar Announcement

5-7:30 PM One World Roasters presents a coffee tasting for Central American growing regions featuring Costa Rican Tarrazu and Mexican Marjomot. Experience the fine flavors of these two coffees and learn about their origins. Take a guided tour of the Marsh Botanical Greenhouse to see coffee plants up close and learn about their growing stages.

For more information, visit http://www.oneworldroasters.com/happenings/