The ripe fruits of the cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) this dogwood species are deep reddish brown. Because of its similar color, there is a semiprecious gemstone called carnelian, a variant of "cornelian".The Click to download a large version (800x600) to wallpaper your computer desktop.
You might be familiar with the more common blue flowered version of the fairy fanflower (Scaevola aemula.). I saw pink fairy fanflower being sold in hanging baskets with lantana in colorful late summer combinations. Click to download a large version (800x600) for your desktop.
At this time of year the beautiful 'Marshall's Seedless' green ash trees (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) turn brilliant yellow. But the beauty in this picture was cut down last week, a victim of the emerald ash borer insect. This is at my Mom's condo in Northern Kentucky. This region is experiencing maximum die-off of ash trees now as years of insect deprivations have taken a toll on both the green ash and American ash (Fraxinus americana) species. It's a very sad situation. Click here to download a large version (800x600) of this image to display on your computer desktop.
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|Articles & Resources
Cabbage is one of the easiest vegetables to grow - and one of the healthiest to eat. Sauerkraut is just naturally fermented cabbage and is a "living food" (contains live microbiological cultures like yogurt). It is also very easy to make at home so read this article and eat healthy in 2014!
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Travels in Africa
Bruce Bohm writes about the incredible plants that he and his wife Lesley, a botanical illustrator, encountered on his recent trip to South Africa. Click here for menu.
|Spring Flowering Bulbs
Unlike many other tulip varieties, the Darwin Hybrid tulips (Tulipa spp.) return year after year to produce beautiful blooms. 'Salmon Impression' is a Darwin Hybrid and one of my favorite tulips. . Click to download a large version (800x600) of this picture and other images from the Tulip Wallpaper Gallery.
Most of the daffodil (Narcissus spp.) species and varieties will naturalize (become perennial additions to your garden). 'Ice Follies' is a popular cultivar with a large yellow "cup" that fades to white as the blossom ages. Download a large version of this picture and other images from the Daffodil Wallpaper Gallery.
Fragrant and stately, the Dutch hyacinths . (Hyacinthus orientalis.) are easy to grow. Even the ones I plant in my sandy North Florida garden returned dependably year after year although exactly when was hard to predict . Depending on the weather that might appear anytime between Thanksgiving and Easter! Up north plant they'll appear in early to late spring depending on climate Download a large version of this picture and other images from the Hyacinth Wallpaper Gallery.