Let the Bells of Ireland Sing!

Ever mistaken a desired flower for a weed?  I have a bit of a story to tell regarding  Moluccella laevis a.k.a. 'Bells of Ireland'.  Just in case you are not familiar with 'Bells of Ireland' it is an annual plant producing beautiful light green flowers, shaped like bells, on strong sturdy stems. 'Bells of Ireland' …

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Curly W

Today I added some Curly W -  as in willow -  (salix matsudana 'Tortuosa' to be exact) to my collection of 'green goods' growing at my house.  I happened to be passing by a favorite local florist and saw some earthy-colored twisted shapes with some gnarl in their attitude. One memory flash later, I remembered …

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