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The delicate side of winter

Winter can be cold, blowing, bitter, and rough.  But there is also a uniquely delicate side to this season.  The snow can fall quietly and softly, and it can alight on the most delicate of surfaces, gracing them with its white coating.  44 more words

Winter

Learn: Making Tinctures

While I’ve always been fascinated by nature and just walking around in it, I’ve decided to take on a new approach to how I enjoy it. 564 more words

Iowa

Perennial Winners and Losers in the Sidewalk Border

The Sidewalk Border was the second border that I added to the garden. We moved into our house in July, 2003. Next day I went to work on the Driveway Border. 828 more words

Native Plants And Wildflowers

The Simple Daisy

by OCMGA Master Gardener Vicki Schilleman

Other than the dandelion, what is the first flower you remember as a child? Is it a daisy? When we draw flowers, don’t we draw a simple daisy? 397 more words

Plants

Of Butterflies and Bee Balm

Firework flower,
raspberry red,
scented like sage,
holds up its head. 135 more words

Poetry

Light in August

The light changes in August, and so does the feel of the garden. The days have begun to shorten and the sun is lower in the sky. 307 more words

Native Plants And Wildflowers