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linden blossoms

One of my very favorite smells in the entire world is linden blossoms. I think part of it may be that the blossoming season is very brief – a couple of weeks – and that’s it until next year. The scent is delicate and light, similar to lilies, but sweeter and gentler. Do you have […]

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mock orange

Back in the spring I took this photo of a bush in my parents’ yard. I think Mom said it was called a mock orange bush. I love that name. Have you ever seen or smelled real orange blossoms? Where were you? What were you doing? Who were you with? Is there someone in your […]

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forsythia

Forsythia is long gone in my part of the world. We had an early spring this year. But I like to remember one of my favorite spring blossoms. How do you remember past springs? Is there anything as cheerful as a bush full of yellow? “The blossoms _________”

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crabapple trees

The street that my parents live on is lined with crabapple trees. In the spring, when they’re in blossom, it’s like driving down a sea of pink and white. I have many happy memories of crabapple trees. Do you have a favorite tree? What are some of the memories you have of trees? “The blossoms […]

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maple blossoms

I’ve already published this photo of maple blossoms, taken in front of my home, here and here. I love this photo. Looking out my window right now, the tree is full of burgundy leaves. Have you ever looked closely at tree blossoms? Are they a nuisance in your life (something to be cleaned up from […]

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vinca minor

Vinca minor is one of my favorite ground covers, because it blossoms early in the spring, and lasts pretty much all summer. If you have a grass lawn and needed to replace it, what would you replace it with? What would you use as a ground cover beneath shade trees? “I planted _________” ~ Next […]

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tree flowers

One of my favorite signs of spring is the greening of the trees. But if you look closely, the first green is usually not leaves – it’s flowers. Do you have a favorite tree flower? (Some of them, like magnolia blossoms, look beautiful. Others, like linden flowers, smell really nice.) What would a world be […]

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