Indoor

Spring indoors

April 19, 2020

I stay at home now like many others in the world. Of course, I miss spring outdoors but try to be philosophical, exercise patience. Guess who is great patience coach?…

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Outdoor

Spring woodland jewels

Scilla siberica
March 11, 2019

I went to the forest near my parent’s home for a walk a couple of days ago. There are several species in flower that make me feel real spring.  A…

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Indoor

Phalaenopsis flower

February 26, 2019

Flowers differ enormously among flowering plants. A specific structure of the flower is determined by particular ways of sexual reproduction of the plant. Monoicous or dioicous? Self-pollination or cross-fertilization? Abiotic…

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Indoor

Alocasia bloomed

December 29, 2018

There are many houseplants grown for their foliage rather for their flowers. Most aroids (Araceae family) arouse this kind of interest, including Alocasia. I have a plant named Alocasia x amazonica ‘Polly’ (despite of…

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Outdoor

Anemone

Anemone flower
October 31, 2018

Latin name of Anemone genus came from Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη that means “daughter of the wind” (ἄνεμος (“wind”) + matronymic suffix -ώνη). It was long believed that the flowers open…

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