Appreciating Nature through Gardening

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Hakone: Part II

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Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands features over a thousand species of wild herbaceous and woody plants. Our visit in early November coincided with a display of alpine plants, but few other things were in bloom.  Gorgeous blue gentians grew freely even beside the parking lot — an object of envy for a Midwestern gardener.  The stunning pitcher plants would be an unique addition to my stream area…