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September 18, 2017
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Ligularia

I have a space in a shady part of the garden where nothing succeeds except hellebores, and a “volunteer” privet shrub that is the offspring of the line of privets that bounds the front of the garden.  This semi-dead zone … Continue reading

September 11, 2017
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Looks Like Hops

People generally ignore trees.  This is because most of the time trees quietly present us with gifts like shade, cleaner air, erosion protection and beauty while asking little in return.  On the rare occasions when trees break the surface of … Continue reading

September 4, 2017
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Bluebeard

An old French fairy tale recounts the heinous exploits of Blue Beard, a nobleman with an imposing castle and a penchant for murdering his wives.  Outwitted by his final wife and dispatched by members of her family, Blue Beard lived … Continue reading