Entries from March 2012

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Philadelphia Flower Show 2012

Philadelphia Flower Show 2012 by Knitting Zeal I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday. I had not really wanted to attend this year for a few reasons. One is that as much as I love orchids, these are not flowers that grow locally so it would not be much of a learning experience. […]

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Neomarica (Apostle Plant)

Iris ‘Neomarica’ – Brazilian Walking plant This morning I was greeted with the first flowering of my Walking Iris plant Neomarica, sometimes called an Apostle plant.  See here.  Neomarica is a genus in the Iris family (Iridaceae) of about 15 species found in Central and South America. It was given the common name Apostle plant […]

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Flowers are Blooming Earlier than Usual – What Does this Mean?

A splash of colour in the gloom by Steve-h It is obvious on our planet that the weather has changed. The earth is warming. Many parts of the US are seeing flowers in bloom approximately a month earlier than usual. In my area, the hellebores have been in bloom for months. Snow drops and crocuses […]