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Modern Farmhouse Gardens

Modern Farmhouse Gardens

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 | 0 comments

The style, Modern Farmhouse, could be described as a mix of old and new. Textures, comfort, natural materials from antique to industrial, yet spare on accessories describes both the interior design and  landscape design style. Wooden arbors, regional stone used for fieldstone steps and walls, and contemporary planters create the elements. Plant color...

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Bluebirds’ Annual Visit

Bluebirds’ Annual Visit

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 | 0 comments

Mid-February a traveling flock of Bluebirds visits the Rhus typhina grove edging the wetland behind my house. (Aside: is a massed drift of a native shrub called a ‘grove’?  To this morning’s tired brain -Winter Olympics held me beyond my bedtime last night- the term ‘grove’ works better than ‘massed planting’.  The...

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Bugs for Birds

Bugs for Birds

Posted on Jul 26, 2009 | 1 comment

One morning I noticed a lone distant bird greeting the new day. My waking thought was–why so far away?  Noting it was still dark, I had no idea why I was awake to hear the solo recital. But as I listened  more avian voices joined the solistist as one by one the song advanced closer and closer to the trees outside my window.  I wonder if every dawn...

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