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  The Latin word of the week  
serotina
(se-roh-TEE-nuh)

The specific epithet serotina is from the Latin serotin, (late) indicating that the plant blooms late in the season, or late in the evening. A well-known plant is the Prunus serotina, the Wild Black Cherry. Gardeners tend to either love it or hate it. It blooms later in the season than most fruiting trees and unless the gardener has a wild area, or a large lot, it creates a mess. Great for wildlife, but toxic to horses and cattle.

  The Plant of the Week  
Piedmont Azalea
Rhododendron canescens

Rhododendron canescens is a shrub native to south east North America. It blooms in mid-spring before most of the leaves emerge, making it a showy addition to the woodland garden. It thrives well drained dry shade to moist forest edges, making it a versatile addition to many gardens. The pale pink to white tubular blooms have a sweet fragrance and the plants can reach 6-15 ft (1.8-4.6 m) tall . It has an upright, open, many-branched appearance and makes a lovely informal frame for shorter and more compact plants.The Wild Azalea prefers an acid soil with a high percentage of organic matter mixed in. Hardy from zone 6 (-10F, -23.3C) southward, it is a good choice for a great number of gardeners wanting to create a woodland landscape.

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Type of plant: Shrubs

Bloom color: Pink

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 6a to Zone 9b

Height: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

  Bloom of the Day for March 30, 2015  
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Long-cupped Narcissus 'Professor Einstein'
(Narcissus)

Type of plant: Bulbs

Bloom color: Red-Orange, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Winter/Early Spring

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 3a to Zone 8b

Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing: 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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