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Things I See Around Town: More Spring Color

The passage of time can be marked by the recurrence of colors in spring. The daffodils and forsythia are joined now by swaths of white cherry and pink crabapple blossoms. Some of my timely favorites are the pastel pinks of: spring … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town

My friends, the Woodland Gnomes at Forest Garden, introduced me to a most interesting post by Cathy at Words and Herbs on the Ten Seasons of Phenology. That was a new term for me, and I submit that her post is a most interesting explanation. I hope … Continue reading

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A Friday Walk in the Woods

One of the main attractions that encouraged us to select the location on which to build our house was the presence of a wooded area at the back of the lot. It is a permanent “green space,” so our view is … Continue reading

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Purple

Having things purple in the garden adds wonderful touches to my color palate. Japanese maples, ‘Forest Pansy’ redbud, ninebark, heuchera ‘Beaujolais,’ and several different cultivars of purple barberries perk up many corners of the garden. They add delightful contrast to the green … Continue reading

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After the Frost

After a few nights of just freezing temperature, it looks like spring really is here this time. My wife helped me bring pots into the garage for safety, and we stretched sheets over the Itoh peonies and a newly planted … Continue reading

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