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Excited, yes. But after viewing so much of your garden porn, my own garden just isn't the same, any more.
Does this mean it's primetime?
Always liked spiderwort.
Hurray for the Brothers Tradescant!There's a lot of info about them and their botanic discoveries at the Museum of Garden History in Lambeth, south London, in the repurposed St. Mary's Church.Very busy botanic family.
Some of these popped up in my lawn one summer when I was away and nobody bothered to mow for a few weeks. I bought some at a nursery that are taller, but have the same color blossoms. I call it spiderwort, but my friend who grew up in Iowa knows this plant as snotgrass. Latin name is Tradescantia virginiana.
Gorgeous pic!We call 'em spiderworts, too . . . botanical name refers to John and John Tradescant, the 16th- and 17th-century English father-and-son who served as the King's gardeners and transformed the landscape on both sides of the Atlantic through their work as plant explorers extraordinaire:The King's gardeners
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