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Growing Holiday Greenery

Article by Kate Karam | December 3, 2017  Monrovia website:  http://growing-greenery-for-holiday-decorating

“Golden Mop Threadleaf False Cypress: Ground hugging little conifer that loves full sun. The golden color adds a midas touch to wreaths and garlands.
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Plant Reviews

The Colorado State Tree and some Friends

Colorado Blue Spruce  (Picea pungens or Picea pungens Engelm) was found on Pike’s Peak and later named by the father of the Engelmann spruce. In 1892 it was voted to be the state tree of Colorado, but this did not become official until the 1930s. 535 more words

The Trees

Dec 14, 2017

My mini Blue Spruce Christmas Tree. Potted so I can plant it this spring.

FIRST SNOWFALL

FIRST SNOWFALL

Gathering clouds hide the moon from sight,
As the waning day embraces the night.
Temperatures drop and the air turns crisp;
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Creativity

Citrusy Spruce Glazed Shortbread: Flavour Of The Forest

This recipe was inspired by an incredibly lovely and vigourous Sitka Spruce tree that lives in a woodland area near my neighborhood. Standing out amongst the other conifers, her bluish-white branches positively sparkle on dreary rainy days. 1,088 more words

NVBS With Larry Jackel

Larry Jackel is a favorite expert among the members of the Northern Virginia Bonsai Society. He manages the bonsai collection at the Denver Botanic Gardens and collects fantastic bonsai material from the Colorado mountains. 55 more words

Bonsai

Life-Giving Nature

The sun has just set and it’s that “ in between” time—not bright and not completely dark. I sit on a rocking chair, alone on the front porch. 730 more words

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