Monthly Archives: November 2010

Winter Arrangements, Indoors and Out

In my landscapes, evergreen branches that will need to be pruned anyway wait for that attention until I can use their lovely offcuts for decorative winter purposes. …………. You will see your tree and shrub elements alone in the winter, when there are fewer other plants around to distract you. It is a good time […]

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Dear Readers

* In the Spirit of Thanksgiving I wanted to thank you all for your thoughtful comments. They do encourage the work. I don’t answer comments because if I did I would never have time to write my articles, but I do think about the things you say, and my writing will reflect your input. Please […]

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Your Ecotome

ECOTOME This self describing noun is not much in current use, yet it would seem to me by its etymological origins that it could usefully be incorporated when referring to ones own local ecological context. The ‘local ecotome’ would refer to the surrounding area of which you are a part, the one whose ecological realities […]

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Fall Tending

Good Garden Housekeeping Fall tending in your garden will help all the winter compositions to show their best. There should be nothing to detract from the pictures, even in this season. Most herbaceous plants are trimmed down close to the earth now, but any that still look nice, by flowering or being evergreen, perhaps by […]

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November Nor’easter

………………………………………………………………. * The small grove of Maples I pass each late night Today were moon – lit Cross black blue and star white. …………… Nor’easter behind them, Their yellow leaf  hands Waved wildly at me, Those last leaves of the stand. ……………… Soon to be fallen, tonight was so dear, “Till next year” we said […]

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