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Scoured

Scoured by wind and emptied of color, plant structures emerge from beneath the yoke of summer.                                                 … Continue reading

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Green on Green

A shiny Cup flower seed head bends down to chat to a hosta. A Maidenhair fern frond whispers of dark mysteries on the forest floor. An Evergreen springs upward, each pale needle tip arcing to catch the sun. Yellow-green blades … Continue reading

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Shy Beauty

Thalictrum are one of the delights of the late summer garden. Thalictrum literally means, to flourish, and long ago babies were placed on pillows filled with this lovely plant to ensure their survival. My plants keep seeding themselves thither and … Continue reading

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Solomon’s Glory

Behold, the lily.

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Purple Haze

           Sometimes purple is an attention-grabbing bully, like in this Smokebush. (No one steps into a garden and ignores its dark, brooding presence.) Sometimes purple can be delicate, a fistful of green-centered sparklers, like this allium. … Continue reading

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