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CAULIFLORY

NO… this is not about cauliflower !  Cauliflory is an evolutionary adaptation in which flowers and fruit develop directly from the trunks and woody branches of plants.   Cauliflory means “ stem flower”.  It occurs in a distinct vertical zone below the forest canopy.  Its found throughout  the world.  It is most prevalent in the […]

AQUILEGIA

So very pretty ! Used with permission @SHUTTERSTOCK   COLUMBINE   It is a spring favorite of many gardeners – and tough as nails !  The entire group has lovely flowers with an amazing variety of color choices. Aquilegia (also known as buttercups) has about 60–70 species.  These are mainly found in meadows, woodlands, and […]

 
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