Category Archives: Misc

Christmas in July–Garden Art

They may look like Christmas in July to some, but I love the multi-colored globes that hang from the big pergola over our entry path.  Looking into the garden from inside the front door or kitchen window, I watch them sway in the wind … Continue reading

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April and the Poetry of Petals

April is National Poetry Month; how apropos it’s spring observance. Each new leaf expanding elicits a poem in itself, as with Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. And spring flowers are second only to love in their poetic inspiration. “The earth laughs … Continue reading

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Looking for Lichens on New Year

2013 came in auspiciously with the crisp, sunny day we enjoyed.  It was so beautiful outdoors I had to get out with my camera.  On chilly winter days it can be easy to assume the garden is asleep but those … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Decay Day

Of course, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is popular. Everyone wants to feast their eyes on flowers, but at this time of the year, flowers are passé.  Now we celebrate harvest and relish fall colors.  Autumn leaves, whose bright hues are initiated … Continue reading

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May Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)

Convallaria majalis is starting to bloom away now, fittingly around my birthday, which makes sense since it is known as the birth flower for May.  Lily of the Valley represents humility, chastity, sweetness and happiness.  Did I mention all parts … Continue reading

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Poetry in your Pocket Day & Garden Poetry in my Blog

For National Poetry in your Pocket Day…. Marge Piercy is one of my favorite poets and not in the least because she’s a gardener.  Of course, she covers a wide range of topics in her verses, but when she writes of … Continue reading

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The Green Man Lives On as Symbol of Spring

The Green Man originated independently in many ancient cultures.  He is believed to be a pagan symbol representing spring, re-birth and the circle of life, though he adorns many Christian churches from the 11th to 12th centuries.  With a leafy … Continue reading

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GARDEN RESOLUTIONS

This is the time of year when one naturally thinks about resolutions and self improvement.  I am not typically one for New Year’s resolutions, but I know a lot of folks use the 1st of January as a starting block … Continue reading

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The Garden on Halloween

Halloween in my garden is a dichotomy.  On the one hand, I’m cleaning up the dying reminders of summer’s luxuriant growth. On the other, I’m transplanting strawberry runners and planning for spring. Today’s yard project, accomplished through a persistent foggy … Continue reading

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Mosses and Liverworts–wall to wall carpet

Mosses and Liverworts are everpresent in my garden.  Now and until the trees and the understory clothe themselves in fresh leaves, the interesting textures of moss are apparent.  I lost an hour or two wandering the bare brambles, photographing the denizens of moist, … Continue reading

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