The Easter tree (Easterii decoritis) is now providing color in many yards around the United States. Specimens of this species can be distinguished by their multi-colored, plastic fruits that happen to always be on the eye level of children. These fruits, if found on the ground, often provide a sugary reward, perhaps aiding in this tree's dispersal.
The great thing about plants in terrariums is that you can leave them alone and let them grow. The bad thing about plants in terrariums is that you can leave them alone and let them grow.
It's about time for a spring cleaning of my indoor plants before the outdoor gardening season arrives!
I tried a new experiment this year- forcing bulbs by just setting the hyacinth bulbs in a little vase of water. After about 3 months in the fridge, they had set down some roots and were ready to grow and bloom. Here's a few pictures of their progress.
I'm posting these Old-Fashioned Bleeding Hearts in honor of my grandmother, who passed away last night. In our last conversation about plants, she mentioned how much she liked these flowers. She was an inspiration to me as a naturalist and gardener.