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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 10, 2016
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Cucumber Magnolia

Several weeks ago, as I was prepping for a local shade tree tour, one of the tour organizers sent me a picture of a “mystery tree” that was growing on private property on our chosen route.  The picture showed little, … Continue reading

August 29, 2016
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Linden or Lime

A few weeks ago, at a really good restaurant, I splurged on a dessert of buttermilk panna cotta with raspberries.  That ethereal creation came garnished with preserved linden leaves and fruits.  I had never eaten anything from a linden tree—Tilia–before, … Continue reading

October 20, 2014
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Winter Color

The late Joan Rivers often started comic riffs with the words, “Can we talk?”  It’s time to follow her lead and talk about getting through the winter. Some of us give thanks when hard frosts arrive, because we can take … Continue reading