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Ann Amato-Zorich (Amateur Bot-ann-ist)
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Amateur Bot-Ann-ist Has Moved!
If you've not yet heard, I've moved my blog.  Come visit me at either of these urls: http://www.amateurbotannist.com http://www.amateurbot-ann-ist.com

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Wordless Wednesday: Regrowing Backbone
Dianthus superbus . Cow Parsnip, Heracleum maximum . Cow Parsnip,  Heracleum maximum , as "whisk". Stylophorum lasiocarpum. Campanula punctata . The willow arbor gets a serious makeover.  Where's the fire? Smoke tree, Cotinus , with Lychnis coronaria . Cent...

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The Fragile Spine: The Gardener's Nemesis
I'm baaaaack and feeling better than the last time I was here. Who knew that what this girl needed was a quick back surgery? I certainly didn't see that one coming! It all started just after I walked to see my ill friend  in my last post. I'd seen my doctor...

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Wordless Wednesday: Before the current heat wave it was still springtime...
Paeonia tenuifolia.  Unknown Syringa .  Iberis sermpervirens.  Clematis montana var. rubens superba. Vaccinium ovatum . Unknown Iris. Dicentra . Dutch Iris.  Clematis 'Josephine'. The confused Christmas Cactus.  Rosa 'Golden Showers'.

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24 Hours in Rome (Viva Roma!)
Stone pines , Pinus pinea .   The first thing I noticed during our one day in Rome—other than the crushing push of other tourists and the really annoying street vendors—was the pine trees. They're emblematic of Italian landscapes so it was refreshing to my ...

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Sicily: Part Two (Palermo and some of Ancient Sicily)
The chronology of our Sicily trip is a bit out of order in these two posts but I'm trying to remain focused on a few themes related to gardening and the green spirit. "Buon divertimento!" Cucuzza squash in the Marcato di Capo in Palermo.  We'd planned to dr...

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Sicily: Part One (Termini Imerese)
This is Termini Imerese in the province of Palermo, Sicily. It's the hometown of my great-grandparents Frank and Rosaria Amato. It's also the town my great-great grandfather Salvatore Amato decided to return to in order to live out his final years after he'...

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Wordless Wednesday: Sicily, Italy (Sicilia, Italia)
Tassel Hyacinth aka Muscari comosa or Leopoldia comosa . (Photo taken at Villa Romana del Casale.)  Possibly date palm—let me know if you can identify it. (Photo taken at Villa Romana del Casale.) One of many Cercis siliquastrum seen blooming in Sicily in A...

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Wordless Wednesday: To Push the Garden Boundaries
Winter loss = New Possibilities.  Reviving the raised bed and kitchen garden.  Some stratified seeds from this season. Awaiting the garden fence solution.  Yellow Venetian glass vase. Venice on my mind.  Seedlings in the basement. 
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