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Looking Good November 20

Autumn progresses, as more and more plants in the garden go dormant. Walking around the garden, I search for those that are unwilling to pack it in for the year and are still strutting their stuff. We received some much needed … Continue reading

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Cedar Waxwing

A small flock of Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) visited my Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) today. A visual treat! Fruit-lovers, they favor this winter delicacy. Cornell’s All About Birds describes them so well: “…the Cedar Waxwing is a silky, shiny collection of brown, gray, … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all!

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Deck the Halls

The surprise snow storm on Thanksgiving gifted us with a lot of windfall, as many branches broke, unable to hold the heavy, wet snow, leaving the ground scattered with debris. The timing was perfect, saving me from having to cut … 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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