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Violets

Violets

Violets are blooming in my yard–white violets and violet violets. The person in my family who mows the lawn is ecstatic. “They’re so beautiful!” I do not remind him that in previous years he preferred the clean-cut look of new-mown grass, while i cried, “But the violets!” This May, we are both in love withRead more about Violets[…]

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[…]