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Lonicera x 'Mandarin' revisited

Lonicera x 'Mandarin' revisited

I’ve been admiring the Mandarin honeysuckle on our arbor;  it was a new plant to me last year, and happily is a sterile cultivar, developed by folks at UBC. There are other lovely honeysuckles...

Lonicera sempervirens

Lonicera sempervirens

I never expected to see our native (from the Southeastern U.S) Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) in flower next to a historic house in the village of Le Bic, even though our cultivar on the...

Mushrooms and strawberries

Mushrooms and strawberries

At the local market in the village of Le Bic this afternoon, I saw both Quebec strawberries (from the Ile d’Orleans, near Quebec City, and which have been in the market for awhile) as...

Monarchs and swamp milkweed

Monarchs and swamp milkweed

An update from a previous post. There are still three (large) monarch caterpillars on our swamp milkweeds in Quebec.  Presumably the other two have pupated somewhere, unless a blue jay, unused to seeing monarch...

A foraged coastal vegetable mystery:  solved

A foraged coastal vegetable mystery: solved

A delicious wild-foraged vegetable found at the monthly farmer’s market in Le Bic turns out to be Atriplex prostrata (creeping saltbush, fat hen, halberd-leaved atriplex, or orach in English;  in French, epinard sauvage or...

A couple of foggy days

A couple of foggy days

The fog was lifting this afternoon as I returned from grocery shopping.  Havre du Bic views were still foggy as I came back by the park;  kayakers were returning from their afternoon excursions, too....