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Amanita Muscaria

Found in the Botanical Garden lawn. Bright red fly agaric from northern Europe and Asia. Cap might be orange or yellow due to slow development of the purple pigment. Wide cap with white or yellow warts which are removed by … Continue reading

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Tête-à-tête

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Virginia Creeper

Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Deciduous, fast growing woody vine with dark green palmate foliage which turns bright orange-red in the fall. It climbs smooth surfaces using small forked tendrils tipped with small strongly adhesive pads. Stems grow up to 50’ … Continue reading

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Fall’s Paintbox

I love the colours in Fall’s Paintbox. Reds that you only see this time of year, Greens that blend and blaze between blue sky and forest darkness. It’s not my favourite time of year but I can’t help admiring the … Continue reading

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Crab Apples

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Dreams

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. ~Marsha Norman

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Rhododendron is Amazing

This Rhodo is a survivor. We planted it over 40 years ago. It’s been driven over by an RV, had a tree fall on it, been stomped by male deer, been through drought and monsoons but still it blooms, faithfully … Continue reading

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Camellia

Camellia (Cherokee Rose) Mathotiana Supreme We didn’t notice it was already blooming, the flowers are way above our roof.  Beautiful colour.  I do love camellia.  It’s been blooming every spring since my birthday in 1987. One of those faithful friends … Continue reading

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First Rhododendron Blossom This Year

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Fire Cracker Plant

Culphea Ignea ‘Vermillionaire’ Cigar plant, fire cracker plant I had this plant on our front step but the deer kept eating it.  Now it’s blooming happily behind deer netting.  Unfortunately the hummingbirds can’t get to it but at least we … Continue reading

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Holly Berries

Holly grows all over our acreage but none bear the beautiful red berries so cherished around Christmas time.   One Sunday tramp along our gravel road we came across this batch of holly growing in the sun up against a cedar … Continue reading

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Red On Green

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Colour

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most. ~ John Ruskin

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Bollard at New Westminster Quay

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Full Bloom Rhodo

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