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Random Stories from the Landscape

The Purple Shamrock

The Purple Shamrock, A Lucky Clover Each year around St. Patrick’s Day the Purple Shamrock, Oxalis triangularis, appears at many local florist shops and grocery stores. The charming merlot colored leaves of this handsome plant can grace a modestly lit place in your home throughout the cold season, and sometimes they can come to the […]

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Scaring Skunks Away

  SKUNK SCARING TACTICS All of a sudden, after years of peace in the skunk department, we had a nasty nightly fragrance in multiple adjoining yards. Several dogs and a couple of people had been squarely hit, and the neighborhood smelled decidedly skunky most mornings. Just a few weeks before our Open Garden and a […]

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Pretty Pink Pumpkins and Breast Cancer Research

 Some New Varieties of Pumpkins Support Breast Cancer Research In this year’s farm and nursery travels, Pretty Pink Pumpkins turned up here and there. The name of this kind is Porcelain Doll. She is a shiny corally pink, and each individual pumpkin seems to have its own personality. Mine had blue underlying highlights here and […]

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Long Island Harvest Stories

Around this time of year, there is always a wonderful Harvest Fair at the Hallockville Farm Museum on Long Island. This year the Quiltmaker’s Guild, the Basket Maker’s Guild, the Rug Maker’s Guild, the Herb Society,  the Woodworker’s Alliance and other masterful craftspersons were represented. Members worked at their respective crafts all day, providing continuous […]

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Mosses You are Likely to Meet

 Mosses You are Likely to Meet Accurately labeled, this display identifies many of the prevalent resident mosses of New England so that they can introduce themselves to you. Once you know the name of the kind you are curious about, you can find out more about it with the help of Google. I wanted you […]

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