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Friday, March 23, 2012

Freesias Are Blooming

The freesias are blooming in the garden.  I look forward to the sight and smell of these flowers each spring. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Free Bird of Paradise by Mail

Photo: Free Bird of Paradise", Free Plant of the Month by

Free Plants By Mail ( was started by local growers as a way to use the surplus plants from nurseries and also as a way to support The Nature Conservancy.  Free Plants By Mail offers a new free plant each month.  This month they are offering Bird of Paradise plant.  The Bird of Paradise flower resembles a bird that is poking out of the leaves.  Although the plant itself is free, you do have to pay a small shipping and handling fee of $6.95.
This organization also has over 100 plants available for sale on their site.  100% of the proceeds from the sale will go to The Nature Conservancy.
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).