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Some time back we bought an apricot tree that had been grafted. For whatever reason, the apricot tree took off and suddenly died. At the base green sprouts…

Yes, the agapanthus in full bloom is an exceptional site where a globe of purple crowns a long, solid stalk. But right before the bloom, the sepals take on…

Begonias come in an amazing number of forms. Outside they resist all sorts of mistreatment from bad earth to drying up because we forgot to water them. They're…

We’ve been hitting plus 30°C temperatures here in the south of France these past weeks, right in the heart of summer. While so many spring plants have dried…

What an odd name for citrus tree! Even if the fruit ends up looking like a lemon with seven, twelve or more pointed tentacles. Heritage has it that a fruit with…

So, when we were given this plant a few years back, the person: “it will take over your garden of it likes where it is.” “Right,” I thought. The land we have…

While removing the ipomeae that had tangled up into the orange tree, we disturbed a little someone who was making his / her way around the branches and who…

I ventured into the city for some shopping equipped with the new Viltrox 20mm f1.8 to try some architecture shots that all ended up sadly banal. Fortunately I…

Perfume from the 1920’s to about the 1950’s were often artistic creations compared to today’s copy-cat plastic spray bottles. Fashion houses entrusted glass and…

So I have the awful reputation of picking up plants in pots left die - near trash cans, left on the side walk or fallen from someone’s window sill. About two…

’Tis the end of summer, and the azerole berries are ripening up all red. When these trees go all scarlet, which is now the case, we know autumn is here, and…

The archetype of all perfumes, Coco Chanel’s n° 5 - created by Ernest Beaux or a gift from François Coty - we will never know. And if it was Coty, then Chanel…
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