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POTD: Ilex

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Happy New Year! 2020? Good riddance.

Now that I got that out of my system, I am officially retiring my Flower for the Day posts. I will continue to post flowers and/or pretty leaves and/or trees and/or other plants. I will just be posting them under the Picture of the Day heading.

Everyone will recognize this as Holly but, which one of the 600 species it could be? Even Pl@ntNet isn’t helping. My wild-ass guess is Ilex Cornuta or Burfordii Compacta or Burfordii Nana or Dwarf Burford. After all that, it’s still a Holly. It’s lovely for Merry Christmases and New Years. ~Vic

Holly Bush/Tree Image
02-13-2020
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Picture of the Day

FFTD: Parthenocissus

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This is a Parthenocissus Inserta or False Virginia Creeper, thicket creeper, grape woodbine or just woodbine. It doesn’t have the hairy stems like a true Virginia Creeper and its leaf edges are smoother. They like to peak out from the fence. ~Vic

False Virginia Creeper Image
Peek-a-boo!
10-10-2020

Flower for the Day

POTD: Fountain

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I saw this at a side door at our Historical Museum. I have no idea how old it is or if it was always there, outside or came from inside. It’s interesting, though. ~Vic

Water Fountain Image
05-15-2020

Picture of the Day