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The Winter of Three Degrees Part III

Guerillas in the Garden, or Try not to Throw the Baby out with the Bath Water Let me tell you what did staggeringly well over the winter. Lesser celandine! If you have read my post of March 2012, The Weed … Continue reading

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The Winter of Three Degrees Part II of III

Raiders of the Winter Garden Yup, that’s what they are. Come out in the cold to sample Green Plate Specials and hunker down for the winter as if they owned the place. Ah, those plants with tender leaves, hors d’oeuvres … Continue reading

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The Winter of Three Degrees Part I of III

Or, Exposure Exposure Exposure. . .And More I can already hear our northern friends laughing. You can’t be wringing your hands over Three Degrees! Three posts devoted to a cold winter! You Southern Softies! Don’t expect us to feel sorry … Continue reading

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Nature’s Caretakers

Foxy Friends lead the way. That is what we gardeners are. Nature’s Caretakers. We’re on the front lines, holding back a people-scape that creeps into wild places where animals roam free. We don’t usually think of ourselves as holding a … Continue reading

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With Sincerest Apologies to the Daffodils in my Garden

Oh daffodils, sweet daffodils, my sweet sweet daffodils, Wherefore art thou? Fain wouldst I look upon your sunny countenance Daily I seek your bright orbs reflected in mine own imperfect orbs But if thine eye forever be cast down from … Continue reading

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Tatters of Winter, Songs of Spring

 Sunny Days Slip in Between the Raindrops! Winter took a long time coming this year. In fact, I was so lulled by spectacular fall colors and balmy temperatures that I quite forgot to put the garden to sleep. Then I … Continue reading

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Paris is for Gardeners, Too

But We Have So Many Other Tales to Tell (However, if you don’t want to hear tales about our afternoon pastries and our quirky “Top Ten,” slide over to Great Gardens in the sidebar and click on four Paris gardens. … Continue reading

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