Tag Archives: Wildlife

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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More Meatballs and Lollipops, Please

Years ago, a certain company offered two types of fantastic seed tapes. Each one was guaranteed to produce instant results for cottage gardeners and formal gardeners alike. In case you want to follow up on this terrific offer, the order … Continue reading

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Love Is in the Air

It’s the end of February, and the Spring 2012 version of Fantasia is just beginning. The next few weeks are the noisiest, happiest time of year in our garden. Buds are greening. Days are brightening. Holly berries, last in the … Continue reading

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The Visitor

I know it’s January. No, not just because I’m atoning for holiday indulgences. Lots of clues. Cold weather, maybe. The sun, yes, the sun. It’s so low in the sky its rays at noon reach far into my paneled sitting … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

Wildlife, Woodlands, Two Gardeners, Two Decades Reflections on discoveries that changed our ideas of gardening We had great expectations for gardening when we moved to eastern North Carolina. Sunny skies, balmy winters, how could our garden not be a perfect … Continue reading

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