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The Bellis Perennis Obsession

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Featured Plants | 1 comment

The Bellis Perennis Obsession The lunatic is on the grass. The lunatic is on the grass. Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs. Got to keep the loonies on the path. This is a snippet of the lyrics for Brain Damage by Pink Floyd. Every time I hear it I think of my time in England and the profusion of white lawn daisies – Bellis Perennis – that would adorn each and every lawn for miles around come spring. Lawn purists hate the lawn daisy because it can grow lower than the grass is being cut and just like our dandelion, the little white daisy soon pokes through taunting said purist. I...

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Hail Stone Meditations Part I

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

Hello friends, I realize in my last entry I promised a feature on my Bellis Perennis and that is most definitely forthcoming. I promise. In fact, it is very nearly complete. Right now, I have this story that is begging to be written. (Started writing this 14 June) According to the forecasts, yesterday was going to be a cool day by all accounts with showers appearing off and on. The prognostications proved valid. The blessing of rain did fall heavily at times as clouds rolled in and then fluttered off nearly as quickly. And then . . . Like any self respecting monsoonal type moisture, the...

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Funny Little White Flowers

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Garden Thoughts | 4 comments

Today is the 5th of May. Yesterday was Star Wars day and Sunday shall be Mother’s Day. We are now nearly two months into spring and today, for the first time since March 21st, I feel as if I can completely relax and stop worrying about unexpected cold and snow. Just a week ago, we had another storm that left its mark on all the emerging growth. The tulips were once again flattened as were the alliums but worse yet the fritillarias. I would love one season where these bulbs of the lily family were left unaffected. So it brings me to the inspiration behind the title of this post. Three weeks...

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Can you feel it?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Garden Thoughts | 4 comments

Sensations Phacelia tanacetifolia lacy rosettes Day lily shoots poking through in the whiskey barrels Daffodil shoots Strawberry leaves Hollyhock leaves Viola flowers A sun rising earlier and setting later each day A brightness foretelling glorious warm days to come Sweet, embracing, comforting warm air Energy flowing through the ground Dried flower heads crackling between the fingers to release its seeds Soft viola leaves The warming earth Stereophonic bird song Dried grasses dancing in the wind Seed heads rubbing against the rocks The wet earthly aroma of the ground heaving off its winter...

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Just Being Nature’s Friend

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Garden Thoughts | 3 comments

Just Being Nature’s Friend

I am not your atypical gardener. My garden is not neat nor tidy and has many flaws. These are not the hypercritical flaws that only a perfectionist could point out but more of the “I let weeds grow in certain areas” type of flaws. I grow clover everywhere and pray it will replace my grass one day. Dandelions have a spot as do certain thistles. A “weed” has to become much of a nuisance (pigweed for example) before I will pull it. Some things just get too invasive if left to their own devices. It can be argued that dandelions are very invasive to let stay. In the defense of dandelions, I...

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