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What Looks Good Now-Early November

I need to go to the grocery store. Sitting in the gas guzzler that is parked in the garage, the passenger side mirror is checked to make sure there is adequate clearance to back out. This is the view in … Continue reading

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The Stars of the Moment-End of September 2013

The garden is on the cusp of turning to all fall all the time. Certain plants are leading the way. A quick perusal with camera in hand showed these few plant picks to be worthy choices to help enliven a … Continue reading

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What Looks Good Now-Early September 2013

Under the spreading Daphne odora, the Cyclamen hederifolium stands*. (With apologies to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the original poem can be seen at the end of this post.) The Fairegarden is awash in purple Perilla frutescens, a story about it can … Continue reading

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What Looks Good Now-For Future Reference

It’s simple, really. Above: Passalong peony from dear neighbors long ago, probably P. ‘Festiva Maxima’ Photos are taken of various parts and plants of the Fairegarden, they are then tagged with the date and held in folders until being used … Continue reading

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What Looks Good Now-Early April 2013

Things are really speeding up around here. Above: Narcissus ‘Geranium’ One could say the garden has been slipped into high gear…. Above: The most perennial of tulips, species Tulipa vvedenskyi ‘Tangerine Beauty’. ….With the accelerator depressed to the floorboard. Above: … Continue reading

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What Looks Good Now-Late February 2013

It is a battle royale. Winter won’t let go but Spring is knock, knock, knocking at (the) Garden’s door. To and fro the temperatures swing. The plants are not waiting for the two seasons to work out their differences through … Continue reading

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January What Looks Good Now

It often comes as a surprise how the sun brightens the garden after several cloudy and/or rainy, icy, very cold days. The mundane becomes the magnificent, as is the case of the artichoke and Swiss chard plants in the shining … Continue reading

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