There are a lot of the double flowered 'Cheerfulness' daffodil (Narcissus spp.) growing around my neighborhood. This beauty has golden yellow centers that darken to a peach color as the flower matures. Download a large version (800x600) to display on your computer desktop.
This is another popular variety of daffodil (Narcissus spp.) that has white petals with a large yellow cup that lightens to almost white as it ages. Click to download a large version (800x600) for your computer desktop.
'Fortune' has bright yellow petals with an orange cup that blooms in mid-spring. Click to download a large version (800x600) for your computer desktop.
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Articles & Resources
A Visit to Huntington Gardens
Bruce Bohm sent us a mini-tour of Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, California. It's famous for its collection of cactus and other desert plants. Click here for menu of Bruce's other articles.
It has been quite a while since I did any Gardener's Journal posts. I was feeling nostalgic after last month's trip back to North Florida and was reading what I was going on in the garden during March in previous years:
April - Dec. 2002 Gardener's Journal
April 2003 Gardener's Journal
April 2008 Gardener's Journal
April Briarpatch videos from the archive:
April 4, 2010 - Easter Buds
April 8, 2010 - See Hawks and Florida Flames
April 10, 2010 - The Dogwood
April 13, 2010 - Nests and Native Shrubs
April 17, 2010 - My Azaleas
April 25, 2010 - Blooming Olives and Kaki Persimmons
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Back home in North Florida you see mostly dogwoods (Cornus florida) with white bracts but here in the Cincinnati area (Zone 6) people plant a lot of pink-flowered dogwoods. One of the most popular, and the most intensely colored, is the variety 'Cherokee Chief'. Click here to download a large version (800x600).
The white dogwoods are just are pretty - here's one in in full bloom in a home landscape. Click here to download a large version (800x600).
The Chinese dogwood (Cornus kousa) is a relative of our native flowering dogwood. This one blooms later in the season in late spring and early summer after the leaves have appeared. Click here to download a large version (800x600).
We are working on two more dogwood (Cornus) species that will be added to Florida later in the year.