I searched "West Virginia" and only came up with two other Mountain State gardeners on the site.
Anyone have any ideas?
Easter Egg plant
Anne Carroll arrived at my office with a wonderful gift -- an Easter Egg plant. I'll take photos as the "eggs" appear.
And I must admit I was thankful that Anne didn't bring me one of her other "interesting" plants. She had photos of her dragon's tongue (amorphophallus), which is one of the stinkiest plants on earth.
"It really does smell like something dead," Anne admitted. It is pollinated by very small flies that are attracted to the smell.
Thanks, Anne, for the plant you brought, and thanks for not bringing the other!
Pansies in a basket
The U.S. Postal Service has issued a new stamp called "Love: Pansies in a Basket." It features a white woven basket brimming with dark and light purple pansies and the word "Love." The Postal Service's 2010 44-cent stamp design is a detail from a Hallmark card that was first issued as a Mother's Day card in 1939.
I'm headed to the post office to buy a book -- they're really pretty!
Reach Sara Busse at sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.