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Ye Olde Lilac Bush

May 2, 2013: May 9, 2013: June 6, 2013:

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The Original Pink and Purple (in my front yard)

I always think of nature as a great spectacle, somewhat resembling the opera. —Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

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Dreaming of Springtime in Europe (or anywhere)

January 29, 2013 BAD NEWS FIRST It’s winter in Minnesota, so it’s cold, snowy, icy, generally miserable, and almost uninhabitable. Tomorrow, our high temp is forecasted to be 1 degree Fahrenheit. My driveway is pure ice. NOW, FOR THE GOOD NEWS … Continue reading

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Summer Thoughts on a Winter’s Day

January 20, 2012 It’s 0 degrees Fahrenheit in southern MN today, and getting colder. It’s the kind of day I struggle to believe that we have summer in Minnesota. I dug out a few pictures to remind myself, and now I … Continue reading

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If I Were a Silver Lace Vine

In the spring of 2011 I planted a little stick that was supposed to turn into some pretty white vine. It grew a lot, but last year we had an early freeze, so I didn’t get any blossoms at all. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Flower, Every Year

Every spring I buy a chenille plant from a greenhouse in a nearby town. I’ve never been able to find one anywhere else, and one year they were sold out of chenilles by the time I arrived at the end … Continue reading

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A Little Beauty for Tuesday

I’m not a fantastic gardener, but isn’t this about the prettiest color you’ve ever seen?

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