Crimson and Clover is all I have left…

In my third (and likely final) attempt to grow the rare “skeleton flower,” the diphyllia grayi, I bought four skeleton flower plants from the nursery.  I put them in separte pots, and I named each one after – just for luck – a Tommy James and the Shondells song. This is what I want.  Those…

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I see green! I see green!!!

Update on my gardening plan.  As you know, I’m trying to grow some Diphylleia Grayi plants, also known colloquially as “skeleton flowers.”  These are the plants that have white blooming petals, and the white petals are so delicate that if they’re touched with rainwater, the petals will turn clear. Oh what a photo that would…

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One more attempt to avoid plant murders.

Two years ago, I ordered some plants with the idea of photographing their beautiful petals. They grew pretty well for my efforts … then one day, a late-winter snowstorm wiped them out. Last year, I ordered those same plants with the idea of photographing their beautiful petals. They grew pretty well for my efforts ……

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Searching for Skeleton Flowers

Recently I caught a glimpse of a very special flower … one whose delicate white petals turn translucently clear after a rainstorm.  The plant’s clinical name is Diphylleia Grayi, but it’s more colloquially known as the “Skeleton Flower.”  The rare plant comes from marshy, shaded areas in China and in Japan, and they are quite…

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