Tag Archives: Dormancy

Silent Sunday

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Winter Moon

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Maxfield Parrish Sky

Maxfield Parrish lived in Windsor, VT, not too far from where I live. His paintings are well known for their highly saturated, fantastically lit clouds and landscapes. On some days, I think he truly painted what he saw in real … Continue reading

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Frost and Ice

Last Saturday when I got up, it was 10° outside. Frost clung to every surface and by the time I walked out, it had “warmed” to 17°.  I brave the cold at this time of year, wrapped in down and … Continue reading

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Life during Dormancy

In late November and early December before snow comes to transform the land, the garden seems dull and boring. Almost everything has died down to various shades of brown, from tan to rust to near black or gray. Evergreens provide … Continue reading

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October Gardening

GARDENER’S CORNER (Zone 5/6) In October, frosts diminish our gardens until even the last of the asters and chrysanthemums pass. Now we come to appreciate the backbone of the landscape: dried perennial grasses, evergreens, silhouettes and bark of trees and … Continue reading

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