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Easter Bandit

My Easter prayer:  May bunnies pass through my garden like a whispering wind on their way to somewhere else, far, far away from my tulips.This isn’t a plea for world peace, but it’s just as heartfelt. Happy Spring everyone.

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The Sound of Breaking Glass

Do you ever felt like you’ve got your nose pressed to the window of your life? That right smack dab on the other side is all the good stuff you never quite get to? Well, this year I’m breaking through … Continue reading

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Breathing In

All the gardening tools have been packed away. All the mistakes, all the glories of this summer are now done. Minnesota’s long, cold months of winter have their own benefits, though. Now there is an abundance of time to weave … Continue reading

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Lasting Glory

 On dark days in late November when the mornings are just a lighter shade of gray than the nights, not many plants are in their glory. This is zone 4b. Nature has turned away from us, but these grasses, with … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something New

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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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Eventide

  One of the enchanting things about autumn here in the North is the quality of the light. I couldn’t have staged this if I tried for a week! When I walked into the garden and saw the way the … Continue reading

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Pot Refresher

I redid the pots on my front steps recently with a mix of edibles and fall flowers. Ornamental Kale gets more colorful as the weather grows colder, and there are many purples to chose from, so I love kale. The … Continue reading

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Easy Does It

Just in case your day needs a rose. “Easy Does It” is a floribunda rose with coral-edged peach petals, ruffled like the most delicate crepe paper sunset. She would brighten anyone’s day, yes?

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Fireworks

Solidago rugosa, “Fireworks” is a goldenrod that is great for end-of-the-season garden color. It’s a low maintenance plant that doesn’t need staking, fertilizing or anything much beyond partial sun and a bit of water when things gets really dry. As … Continue reading

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