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Returning Birds

For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtles is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:11-12   2ND WEEK IN MARCH Returning Birds   In 1948, Paul Müller of […]

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Through the Year 2011 in My Garden

THROUGH THE YEAR 2011 IN MY GARDEN     JANUARY  I neglected to take any pictures at my house last January, so I’m showing you a  photograph of June’s stone stairway that I did take. Last year, in February, I  featured the grass, stone, and snow of the Geneva Riverwalk, but if you have a […]

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One of My Favorite Flowers

One of My Favorite Flowers   People ask me what my favorite flower is, and my answer is always “It depends on what’s in bloom.”  But Cream Wild Indigo (Baptisia leucophaea) would definitely be in my top ten.  Its exquisite, long, lush, drooping, butter yellow racemes bloom from early-to mid-May through early June on a […]

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Sweet April Showers Do Bring May Flowers

Thomas Tusser   April, April, Laugh thy girlish laaughter, Then the moment after, Weep thy girlish tears. Sir William Watson I had planned to continue to write about woodland wildflowers this week, but no new ones have started to bloom, so let’s talk about what is happening almost every day–RAIN. The old paradigm was to […]

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Forcing Branches Into Bloom

And Winter slumbering in the open air, Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring! Samuel Taylor Coleridge Forcing Branches into Bloom The days are getting longer and what seemed almost balmy weather this past week turned our thoughts toward spring. Buds on trees and shrubs are beginning to swell ever so slightly, giving […]

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