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Apr 4, 2021
The Perseverance of New York City’s Wildflowers - The New York Times
Delaware and parts of Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New York State. The Lenape knew spring by another bloom: white tufts of flowers from the serviceberry tree, which powder its branches like snow in April. Today, serviceberries still bloom in Brooklyn, in both Prospect Park and John Paul Jones Park.A wildflower can refer to any flowering plant that was not cultivated, intentionally planted or given human aid, yet it still managed to grow and bloom. This is one of several definitions offered by the plant ecologist Donald J. Leopold in Andrew Garn’s new photo book “Wildflowers of New York City,” and one that feels particularly suited to the city and its many transplants.Scarlet bee balm.Yellow wood sorrel growing by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and Battery Weed fort, in Staten Island, N.Y.Hedge bindweed and rose of Sharon by the ConEd plant on Avenue D, in Manhattan.Butterfly weed.Mr. Garn did not intend for “Wildflowers of New York City” to be a traditional field guide for identifying flowers. Rather, his reverent portraits invite us to delight in the beauty of flowers that we more often encounter in a sidewalk crack than in a bouquet. “They all share a beauty of form and function that offers testimony to the glory of survival in the big city,” Mr. Garn writes. He asks us to stop and consider the sprouts we might pass every day and appreciate them not just for their beauty, but also for their ability to thrive.More than 2,000 species of plants are found in New York City, more than half of which are naturalized, Mr. Garn writes. Some were imported for their beauty; ornate shrubs such as the buttercup winterhazel, star magnolia and peegee hydrangea all reached North America for the first time in a single shipment to the Parsons & Sons Nursery in Flushing in 1862.Others came as stowaways, as the writer Allison C. Meier notes in the book’s introduction. In the 19th century, the botanist Addison Brown scoured the heaps of discarded ballast — earth and stones that weighed down ships — by city docks for unfamiliar blossoms, as he noted in an 1880 issue of the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. During one July jaunt to Gowanus in Brooklyn, Mr. Brown noted purple sprouts of sticky nightshade... Apr 4, 2021
Posted Apr 03, 2021 The Flower Nook: Connecting people and telling stories - Salina Post
Post photo" These pieces by Lyric Cairns are meant to be used, not just look pretty on a shelf, Peggy DeBey said. Salina Post photoBy LESLIE EIKLEBERRYSalina PostLocal businesswoman Peggy DeBey is a connector of people and teller of stories.Those connections can be seen in the display area of The Flower Nook, 208 East Iron. DeBey and her husband, Wayne, have owned the 45-year downtown institution for 39 years."I've always been very arty. I was on the Arts and Humanities board, and so I met a lot of wonderful people. Salina does good for very talented fine arts people, but they don't do good for starting-out people," DeBey said.DeBey, who at the time was teaching marketing at a local college, talked to her husband, Wayne, about what they could do for the starting-out people and others who display creativity in their work but might not be considered artists by mainstream arts standards."So I said, 'Wayne, let's do this and let's see if we can help people,'" DeBey explained. "Instead of calling it 'art,' we started calling it 'artisan' because it's sewing. It's collections. It's jewelry. It's not like fine art on the back wall like a gallery would be," she said.Jewelry by Irene was one of the recent displays at The Flower Nook.&nbs... Apr 4, 2021
Marin hike: Welcoming the flowers that bloom in the spring - Marin Independent Journal
When they go to seed the fruit is not hidden at all — the berry is a bright red-orange. Although it is not toxic, it is seedy and bland, and best left for the slugs and snails that eat it and spread the seeds.
The flower was first described by John Torrey, who is perhaps best known for the Torrey pine named in his honor. It was named for Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and friend of Charles Darwin and John Muir, who led him on a plant-seeking expedition in California. Look for Hooker’s fairy bells in the shade in Novato’s Indian Tree Open Space Preserve and Indian Valley Open Space Preserve, Mill Valley’s Blithedale Ridge, Steep Ravine on Mount Tamalpais and Shadyside Trail at Fairfax’s Bon Tempe Lake.
A personal favorite among shrubs that bloom in March is the lovely bush poppy. Almost everyone is familiar with our state flower, the California poppy, but fewer know the bush poppy, with its satiny yellow flowers. It can grow to 10 feet, but is typically 6 to 8 feet tall. Look for bush poppies in bloom on the Southern Marin Line Fire Road at the end of Crown Road in Kentfield, on the Matt Davis Trail on Mount Tamalpais not far from the junction with Hogback, and on Fairfax’s Rocky Ridge.
Miner’s lettuce is not yet flowering but the leaves are up. Native Americans looked forward to these early edible greens long before the 49ers realized they had enough vitamin C to prevent scurvy. The tiny white flower grows above a pair of fused leaves that appear to be one circular leaf. Leaves, stem and flowers are all edible.
In addition to eating this plant raw and cooked, various tribes discovered medicinal uses. The Shoshoni made a poultice of leaves for arthritis, while the Thompson tribe used it for sore eyes and the Mahuna people found the plant could stimulate appetite. It was brought back to Europe as a food crop in 1794 and having escaped from cultivation it now also grows in the wild. Benefits touted on the internet include being an antioxidant and a detoxifier that can eliminate heavy metals stored in the liver.
Just think of all of these plant blooming weeks before the official first day of spring! Wishing you a happy spring equinox on March 20.
Wendy Dreskin has led the College of Marin nature/hiking class Meandering in Marin since 1998, and teaches other nature classes for adults and children. To contact her, go to wendydreskin.com
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James Howland Sr. | Obituary - Rockwall County Herald Banner
TV. He loved chicken-fried-chicken and sweets, particularly strawberry yogurt, pronounced with his endearing East Texas drawl. James was a simple man, strong in his Christian faith, and was known to pepper a Thanksgiving prayer with as many "Lords" as possible. James was preceded in death by his parents, wife Francis Howland, son Baby Howland, son-in-law Richard Palczynsky, grandson Steven Palczynsky, great-granddaughter Avery Palczynsky, sister Lucy Vanhoose, and brother Wayne Howland. He is survived by daughter Connie Miller and husband Thomas, daughter Jalana Palczynsky, and son Jamie Howland and wife Lisa, all of Caddo Mills, Texas. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and countless extended relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Oasis Church, 3387 W I-30 Frontage Road, Caddo Mills, Texas, 75135. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity or church.
Published on March 30, 2021
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After taking most of 2020 season off, Flower Fields set to bloom again - The San Diego Union-Tribune
This year, visitors will be able to visit a new pick-your-own blueberry patch, also located at the north end of the fields. Planted five years ago, the 1.5-acre patch opened for the first time last March. But when the fields closed, Clarke brought in a gleaning company to pick the blueberry crop and give the fruit away to the needy. There are five varieties of high-bush blueberries growing inside the patch, which is netted to keep out hungry birds. A basket is $5. Clarke said the patch should produce 20,000 pounds of berries this year.div class="enhance... Apr 4, 2021
2021’s Most Coveted Flowers? Pale Dahlias for the Garden - The Wall Street Journal
MARIONBERRY MILKSHAKE This 5-foot-tall choice produces dahlias in what’s known as the formal decorative style: tightly wound, in a good way. Named for the lavender hue of a milkshake made with the Oregon-bred marionberry—a type of blackberry born in 1956—it offers all the creamy satisfaction of a diner malt with none of the calories. $30, dahlias.com
OKAPIS SUNSET This semi-cactus petaled dahlia produces blends of apricot, yellow, white and pink that vary slightly—even on the same plant. Though purists dismiss this lovely inconsistency as unreliability, it explains much of the celebrity of the similarly variable Café au Lait. $12, whiteflowerfarm.com