Category Archives: Web of Life

Enduring White Oaks

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Influences

When I became seriously interested in gardening, ornamental grasses were just starting to gain popularity. I, of course, paid them no attention because I wanted to create an English Garden on the Prairie. I now find my own myopia mildly … Continue reading

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The Leaves Come Tumbling Down

  An orange oak leaf drifts onto a rusted purple chair,           A fuchsia-dipped pinwheel shines against the dark ground. Too soon, too soon, their colors are gone and the leaves swirl into anonymous brown piles. … Continue reading

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A Grand Decline

  Here in the Upper Midwest the days are growing noticeably shorter as the balance tips from long hours of life-giving sun into the glorious but shorten days of autumn. Coneflowers still hold their tattered petals close. Asters still glow … Continue reading

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Between

Amur Cherry leaves suspended between summer’s green and autumn’s pale golden haze.                                                         … Continue reading

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Garden Visitors

A nest of snapping turtles hatched out somewhere along the boulevard last night.  This little guy already has big claws, ready to dig into the pond muck.            I think they’re cute in their own prehistoric way, … Continue reading

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Monarchs!

Maybe the turning of the calendar is the key, but this afternoon out of nowhere close to a dozen Monarch were feeding on the Joe Pye on the boulevard.  So great to see them! And one lone Painted Lady in … Continue reading

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