• Fall

    Ice Wings

    by  • October 13, 2010 • Fall, Plant Profiles

    Each with their secret and each with their song Narcissus lifting their faces to me Paper-white petals so fragile so strong Only in darkness can one truly see Miracles dance in the moonlight tonight! Dull was the day but the midnight was bright!                                                    by Steven Curtis Lance   I’m planting bulbs now, for...

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    Design in Nature

    by  • October 7, 2010 • Fall

    Ajuga and Woolly sage

    In art school, we had an assignment on ‘Design in Nature’, and that, I think, inspired my love of patterns found in plants and close-up photos of nature in general.  I bought three macro filters…as macro lenses were too expensive for my Minolta SRT 101 single lens reflex camera I had saved for when...

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    Gardening in the Rain

    by  • October 5, 2010 • Fall

    First storm of the Autumn season and what gardener alive doesn't love that? Some people dance and sing in the rain, but we're gardeners, so we go out to the garden!

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    New discoveries, new joys

    by  • September 20, 2010 • Fall

    Oh, red berries, redberries! Hollyleaf Redberry Rhamnus ilicifolia, a plant new to me! A new native plant right here on our place. Cool. Considered a slow growing understory shrub, a Redberry is related to a coffeeberry, usually 3-9 feet tall and it looks just like an oak.

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    Barberry Blitz and Intriguing Iris

    by  • November 1, 2007 • Fall, Plant Profiles

    Nov 1st, 2007 I love the Fall color of the ‘Royal Cloak’ barberry, so determined to get more.  As a plant-collector type, it has been hard for me to buy more than one of anything, so bought 2 each(baby steps) of each kind and color. Berberis, ‘Rose Glow’, ‘Sunsation’, Red (Atropurpurea) and B. mentorensis,...

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