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Hardy hydrangea and winter garden blessing for 2021

A Winter Garden Blessing

The wonderful thing about the starkness of the winter garden is how subtle beauty really comes into focus. Oftentimes, these moments evade our attention if we don’t slow down, observe quietly, and be present in our gardens. Here we have a dried hydrangea flower that I left for winter interest.…

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Celebrating Winter Solstice

December 21st marks the winter solstice or the shortest day of the year. The word solstice means “standstill”. For every year, around this time, the sun appears to rise and set low on the horizon in the same place for a few days. It is the time of the longest…

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Man's hand holding out an acorn sprouting, background is blurred

A Gardener’s Manifesto

A Gardener’s Manifesto By Nathan O’Meara In an age of hands-on extinction with the earth, I am proud to be a gardener: To know flowers, bulbs, and seeds. To know vegetables, fruits, and greens. To know the way of trees and shrubs. To know weeds. To know the sun’s warmth…

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