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New Blooms Five on Friday. Friday 2022 Feb 11

New Blooms and A Successful Carpentry Project

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This hellebore has been magnificent for several weeks now.  I don’t know its name but I do appreciate its persistence.  It was a donation of a few years ago from the yard of a Master Gardener in the area.  His widow allowed us to take a dozen transplants from their yard.  It is a fitting memorial to him.

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This is Kerria japonica sometimes known as Japanese rose.  I have had it now for 3 or 4 years.  It is deciduous but solitary blooms can be seen throughout the winter.  It is a slow spreading shrub with long arching stems similar to forsythia.

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This is Croton alabamensis or Alabama croton.  It is a low shrub endemic to Alabama. It can be called semi-evergreen.  I like to bronze leaves that linger in the winter.  In summer the foliage has a silvery backing which flashes when blown by the wind.

The daffodils are really beginning to emerge this week.  These are two varieties in the Mens Garden that stand out.

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Here is a beautiful red camellia.  This double red bloom is so elegant.  I think it may be Professor Sargent.

This is a carpentry project that I participated in at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  The area you see is a brick patio, surrounded on 3 sides by a 4×4 fence, and which overlooks the Bruno vegetable garden.  We took down one side which was leaning badly and salvaged the lumber to add a second railing to the fence portion that you see.  We replaced the fence by placing 4×4 posts and stringing steel cable through them and attaching the ends to the other 2 sections that you see.

I am mentioning a blog that I follow Globetrotting Grandpa.  He is featuring all 50 states as part of his travels and he posted one on Alabama today.

https://globetrottinggrandpa.com/2022/02/11/50-states-countdown-day-17-alabama/

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Hope you enjoy.

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Author: topdock

Traveller Gardener

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