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MARCH IS HERE WITH A WHISPER TODAY.  A photo (or two or three) posting a day is the goal for March!

The bright spots today are the first sunny blooms of Erythronium tuolumnense Applegate. These lovely avalanche/trout lilies were collected from Grandma T’s garden about ten years ago. She may have collected them in the wild or received them from a friend. They are slowly colonizing the area under the lycesteria formosa and go completely dormant by June. A piece of arum italicaum came along with the erythronium and it is a spreader and can be a pest, but the darker green foliage and white veining is a nice contrast.

Also new today is the tulip Heart’s Delight, a kaufmaniana tulip and another hellebore just beginnging its bloom.

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