Tag Archives: garden

Transformation under our noses and on the back porch

Photo by JB Late last fall, on JB’s walk home from the bus from the Botanic Gardens, he spotted a cocoon attached to the side of a building. Because he feared kids would be curious about it and likely destroy … Continue reading

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Preparing the soil and planting

The weather for the past several days has been beautiful. I have been working in the garden. I have always loved working in the garden, but I find myself working more slowly and carefully these days, paying more attention, being … Continue reading

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A splendid October day

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Katanagareshitate

One of the many intriguing and inspiring images in Japan and Japanese gardens is the way they care for old trees and the way they achieve aesthetically creative tree shapes. The crutches created to support branches from heavy snow and … Continue reading

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Lunching on Joe Pye Weed in the east garden

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Morning at the Botanic Gardens

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The dispatching of its Juicy Fruit

Today I was working to clean that grey stain on our very cheap plastic outdoor chairs using bleach, a method suggested by our next door neighbor. At first I was skeptical but, in fact, learned that bleach works rather well. Now, … Continue reading

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