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Gardening at Dawn on a Summer-Like Day

Gardening at Dawn on a Summer-Like Day

Posted on May 29, 2016 | 0 comments

I love gardening at dawn on a summer morning. Cool enough to pull weeds, prune branches, deadhead, plant, lay mulch as I did this last weekend-of-May Sunday. Yet it’s warm enough for shorts and a tshirt. It’s a time of birdsong and quiet in the neighborhood. No noisy lawn mowers, leaf blowers, or power songs. Just the cool of the morning on my...

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Gardens — antidotes to the news

Gardens — antidotes to the news

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 | 1 comment

The garden is always there. You break your arm–struggle to keep up with work.  But the garden is always there.   The headlines here still speak of the Boston Marathon bombings, a broken Congress, terrible hurricanes in the Midwest, floods, and general mayhem. Those thoughts whirling in my head–I realized I needed to take time to be...

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Leaf Musings and Foliage Combinations

Leaf Musings and Foliage Combinations

Posted on May 18, 2013 | 1 comment

                            I think a lot about leaves.  Even if I wasn’t a landscape designer, I would still think a lot about leaves. Guess that makes me a leaf lover!  This spring, I enjoyed the progressing tapestry of new leaves in the woodland just outside my window. I really...

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Spring says Hello in Yellow

Spring says Hello in Yellow

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 | 2 comments

Here in the Northeast we were visited by another snow storm bringing our total since early February around 100 inches! Ninety something inches more than last year. But who’s counting? The news reports individuals who are angry with the Groundhog. Remember, this year the Groundhog predicted an early spring. Who can you trust? This morning ‘s icy...

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