Category Archives: Musings

In the Beginning

In the beginning of the newest, and we hope the very last incarnation of the Fairegarden, click here for the pictorial post of the traumatic move … there began the creation of a new backyard garden in the blank slate … Continue reading

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Flowery Free For All

October sees the garden in transition. Some parts of it seem sort of messy and out of control. Above: Pink muhly grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris is a fluffy pink cloud. I like the yellow maple leaf floating in the middle. There … Continue reading

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That Magic Moment

It is easy to see on a day like this how early humans would believe in the sun as a deity. Imagine a fear that the darkness of night, even when the stars and moon are visible to provide illumination, … Continue reading

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April Bounty

The garden is surging with abundance after the cool spring gave it a long slow start. Above: Hosta ‘White Feather’ Suddenly it seems like summer, with sparkling effervescence hanging from stems and branches. Above: Acer palmatum ‘Peaches ‘N Cream’ at … Continue reading

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Simplify

A new beginning sparks thoughts of how to improve an already happy existence. Gardens and beyond, encompassing all of life’s decisions yet to be made in the coming year require pondering. How to get the most out of each and … Continue reading

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Walking

Day one. Some way, some how there is nothing to do in the garden right now. It seems odd, doesn’t it? There will be tasks to do next month, cutting of the hellebores and the remains of perennials left standing … Continue reading

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Call It What You Will

Call it mandala. Mandala is a sanskrit word meaning “circle” or “encircle.” The mandala symbolizes the cycle of life, nature’s design. It is represented in the cone portion of the Echinacea purpurea and enjoyed by the bees. Call it Spirographic, … Continue reading

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