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Monday Ramblings

I cleaned my office on Saturday. I dusted and vacuumed. I organized the stuff on the desk and in the drawers. I took out a whole bag of trash, two boxes of old magazines to be disposed of in various … Continue reading

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SITY: Baby Blues

This plant is called blue-eyed grass, but it’s not really a grass. It belongs to the iris family. Several websites mentioned that it’s a good flower for borders of gardens and pathways. If it could be encouraged to grow more … Continue reading

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SITY: A Plant With Potential

This cute little plant is starflower. Though I’d seen it in the woods before and identified it, I’d never gotten around to writing about it. Then, earlier this month, I found it growing on my property, below one of our … Continue reading

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SITY: Dwarf Ginseng

This white-flowered plant is dwarf ginseng. I found it growing underneath the Japanese andromeda in the back yard. As its name suggests, it is a small plant, only a few inches tall. Growing singly, it’s easily overlooked, and it’s possible … Continue reading

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SITY: Sessile Bellwort

Once I’d trained my eyes to recognize hairy Solomon’s seal, I saw it everywhere. We probably have more of it than we do of its false cousin, but it’s so small and unobtrusive that it’s no wonder that I never … Continue reading

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SITY: Jack-in-the-Pulpit

My husband read my previous post and insisted that I show him those three-leaved plants right away. That saved me the effort of having to remember to mention them to him, and I happily went outside with him and pointed … Continue reading

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SITY: Hairy Solomon’s Seal

If you can only recognize a plant by its flowers, then you can only identify it for a short period of time each year. I want to do better than that. I want to be able to recognize my favorite … Continue reading

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SITY: Reminders

Back in April I spotted some flowers that I hadn’t seen in the yard before, at least not that I could recall. It had to be a dogwood flower, I thought. Nothing else has quite that look. It puzzled me, … Continue reading

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All the Frogs Agree

It has been Warm these last few days. Warm with a capital “W.” The crocuses applaud this weather. Days like these, I think about the metaphor of the boiling frog. I first learned of this metaphor in an article about … Continue reading

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Day 221: Gift

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