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Botany 101 – Peonies

This time of the season ushers in the blooming of one of my favourite flowers: the peony (Paeonia). From its spiky and tough first shoots, to its hard little buds, to its eventual full blooms, the peony is one of … Continue reading

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Botany 101 – Bleeding Heart

I’ve begun to notice another spring bloom in gardens around the neighbourhood. Although its gruesome name may turn some off, Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) is a lovely perennial flower that begins to make its appearance in late spring or very … Continue reading

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Botany 101 – Lily of the Valley

As part of the ‘Sciences’ aspect of domesticity, I thought it might be interesting to cultivate a little knowledge of botany around here. Gardening and horticultural might well have been part of a young woman’s education in the domestic arts, … Continue reading

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