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Category Archives: Gardening
Strangely, this rosy grass is actually called Little Bluestem,”The Blues.” The stems of this cultivar are bluish during the growing season but now have turned shades of rose and pink that glow on a sunny day like today. One of … Continue reading
Although November is here, my boulevard beds retain most of their late summer beauty. The messy blond tussocks of Prairie Dropseed grab the drab fall light and don’t let go. I love the elegantly gaunt silhouette of the blackened coneflowers … Continue reading
How much time do you spend in dreams? Too much according to stern teachers, worried parents, or most of the self-help crowd constantly urging us to act, to do something productive that can be seen or counted. Pay attention. Stop … Continue reading
Fierce pansy is no doubt an oxymoron to most. The word pansy, like gay, has been so mowed down by its slang meaning that it can’t be used without evoking sniggering−at least among most American listeners. But take a closer … Continue reading
The lion watches and waits. A joyful knot of blooms surrounds him now, yet he knows what lies just around the corner. Too soon a cold claw will smash such pink frivolity to the ground. Too soon this battered protector … Continue reading
Which is more attractive, the bud or the bloom? That is the question I ponder when the Japanese Anemones are beginning to bloom each fall. The buds … Continue reading