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Weed Seeds

Weed Seeds

Did you hear about the weed seed experiment at Michigan State University? 20 bottles of weed seeds were buried by a botanist in 1879 to see how long weed seeds can last in the soil. This year bottle #15 was unearthed, opened, and, yes, weeds are sprouting. I wonder how long the weed seeds ofRead more about Weed Seeds[…]

April Showers

April Showers

Finally, here at the end of the month, April showers are raining down. We are in a 2-year drought here in New England, so it’s wonderful to watch the grass grow greener by the hour. All the flowers are taking showers. Leaves on trees unfurl. The water element prevails today–a welcome respite after weeks ofRead more about April Showers[…]

Pea Fence

Pea Fence

A couple of years ago, i saw my artist friend, Dawn, at the Swap Program at the landfill–the place where people bring their usable junk. My trash is someone else’s treasure. I told Dawn i needed a new gate for my garden. She pointed out a few items that might serve. I finally figured outRead more about Pea Fence[…]

Arborvitae

Arborvitae

My arborvitae survived the winter, but they have interesting shapes–a full head of hair on top and a flouncy skirt at the bottom. In between, one is see-through. The other has an hour-glass figure. I tried to save them from the deer by covering them in Christmas lights, though i’m not sure that strategy worked.Read more about Arborvitae[…]

Call Me Crazy

Call Me Crazy

On Wednesday afternoon, before the predicted snow of Thursday and Friday, i planted my banana tree outdoors near the back door, in the semi-shade of the north side of the house. You know what happened. The question is: Did i suffer? Did you stress out in reading this little vignette? Did you have an opinion?Read more about Call Me Crazy[…]