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Too Much

Too Much

A neighbor brought her friend to stroll through my spring garden, which is at its flower-ful peak right now. Her friend looked very uncomfortable. “This is so much work,” she said, as she looked around for the nearest exit. My neighbor extolled the daffodils. I led them to my bed of Dutchmen’s breeches. “Look!” IRead more about Too Much[…]

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[…]