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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

October 18, 2016
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Wild Asters

I love the big, bumptious, fast-spreading asters in my garden.  There is ‘Alma Potschke’, often written about and even more often spotted in every single one of my garden beds.   I know she is officially an “it”, but calling her … Continue reading

February 1, 2016
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And the Winner Is…

It’s “red carpet season”—at least in the media. Every week, celebrities gather to watch and/or receive the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, People’s Choice or any of the thousand other awards that lead up to the Academy Awards. Many of … Continue reading