Category Archives for Garden Musings

New Beginnings

January: Time for New Beginnings   The cold snap of December has given way to cool and cloudy days of early January, when the temperatures rarely descend below freezing at night. Days are a mix of

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Birds — Nature in Flight

  One of the most enjoyable things about living in a rural area is the constant presence of the birds. With each season, different birds arrive or leave, while others are here as permanent residents.

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Garden Quotes

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart. ~Russell Page Share your verdant heart with us – send us your favorite garden quotations by entering a comment below, and we’ll compile

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Spring is a Time of Change

Things change fast in the spring garden. My tulips have been gorgeous this year – huge red ones with black and yellow centers and double white ones with ruffled petals. Now they’re almost finished,

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Spring Has Sprung!

Here it is only February 19th, and it feels as if spring is here. My daylilies are a good 6 inches tall, forsythia is blooming, the primula blossoms are unfolding, and yesterday, in the afternoon sunshine

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Dreaming of Spring Gardens

The dark and cold nights of winter are here, along with short days, crisp outside air and warm indoor fires. One of my favorite things to do in winter is to curl up in a comfy chair, in front of a crackling

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