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November 7, 2017
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Tulips on Trees

Thomas Jefferson was President of the United States when he wrote, “Altho’ the times are big with political events, yet I shall say nothing on that or any subject but the innocent ones of botany and friendship.” Jefferson kept to … Continue reading

October 17, 2017
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The Green Man

Last weekend, I found the gardenalia store of my dreams in a Pennsylvania town.  Like many wondrous finds, it happened by accident.  Like many wondrous finds in the northeastern United States, it happened because I couldn’t find a parking place. … Continue reading

October 9, 2017
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Beautyberry

Birds love shrubs that produce quantities of fall fruit.  Unfortunately birds generally don’t communicate with plant merchandisers.  Humans finally began to agree with the birds in the last third of the twentieth century, as the three or even four-season gardening … Continue reading

October 2, 2017
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Blue Boneset

Late fall is dominated by orange, red, russet and gold, as brilliant leaves, goldenrod and millions of cushion mums crash together in a colorful, season-ending plant eruption.  But the prelude to all that brilliance rolls through in early fall, in … Continue reading