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Paul Koloszar
I'm just a guy who likes plants.
I'm just a guy who likes plants.

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Cold reality
Every year is strange in its own way. This year, thus far, has been unseasonably warm. When I say thus far, I'm actually being somewhat generous, as temperatures returned to March normal on Friday. Unfortunately, certain plants had already developed to the ...

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Early is a gamble
Jasminum nudiflorum is among the earliest flowering of the shrubby plants. Aptly called winter jasmine, it may start blooming at the slightest hint of warmth in late winter. This year, at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden , a significant portion of th...

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And the winner is...
Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' (foreground), and  Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Fröh nleiten’ (background) Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' seems to be the most commonly available of the Epimedium spp., but, for a showier  dry shade/part sun  groundcove...

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Glory of the (s)now
Iris histrioides 'Frank Elder' has been in full bloom for a week now, the last bit of color faded from the  Eranthis cilicica  a couple days ago and the  Eranthis hyemalis  and  Galanthus elwesii  are well along into setting seeds by the time the first Chio...

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Pretty, not pink.
Conoclinium coelestinum , formerly known as Eupatorium coelestinum , may also be known by any of several common names: wild ageratum, hardy ageratum, blue boneset, blue mist flower, pink eupatorium. The last (the pink part, anyway) is a misnomer that likely...

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Well, last weekend I had a lot I should have planted (attendees to PPA symposia, especially their tours, tend to pick up a couple of things here and there). I DID plant Lindera glauca var. salicifolia ( Lindera salicifolia ? Lindera glauca var. somethingels...
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