Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Ways of the Willow

After several years of experimenting with many genuses of plants I noticed that I have unconsciously been collecting the genus Salix (willow). Gardening on my 4.25 acres has been difficult at times because of the extreme changes of elevation and … Continue reading

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Leaf Mulch

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This November is one for the record books.  Normally, we have snow on the ground by now, but this year we have had average daytime temperatures in the mid 50’s with plenty of sunshine. Because of this boon I can … Continue reading

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Oak trees

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Last winter, I read a book called The Global Forrest by Diana Beresford–Kroeger.  A botanist and medical biochemist Beresford-Kroger is expert on the medicinal, environmental, and nutritional properties of trees.  I have never read a book quite like this one. … Continue reading

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Texture in the Autumn Garden

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Our first snow fall is quickly melting and I have been reflecting on some of the great fall plants that add texture and color to the garden in autumn. A gardening friend sent me a few photos of her fall … Continue reading

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