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Standin’ on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, specifically on the corner of West Second Street and North Kinsley Avenue, there was this bronze statue of someone famous. 501 more words


11/17/17: In the garden this week

Seasonally cold weather is finally here, and along with it, almost-adequate precipitation (just under an inch this week, and annual totals back up to normal). Most fall color has faded, and the leaves are finally coming down. 687 more words


Earth, Wind, and Fire

Scorched but resolute after a prescribed burn, broadleaf cattails (Typha latifolia) stand tall in a Brazoria Wildlife Refuge slough, their fluff a token of the regeneration and new life to come. 7 more words

Nature Photography

SHRUB: Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This attractive native member of the Rose family is often found in bogs, swamps, and moist thickets and sometimes on drier balds and rock outcroppings throughout eastern North America.  30 more words

MG In The Garden

Know Your Natives - Drummond's Aster

Drummond’s aster (Symphyotrichum drummondii) of the Aster (Asteraceae) family is a herbaceous perennial with disk flowers that change color with age. Preferred habitats are partially sunny upland sites in open deciduous woodlands and woodland borders along streams and roads. 1,204 more words

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Exploring Downtown El Paso

The first Saturday in November was a bit overcast and misty. We decided to drive to downtown El Paso and check out some of the sites. 688 more words

RV Living

A more formal garden design

I took this photo in one of the desert gardens at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, just outside Pasadena. It’s a semitropical desert environment, and many of the plants used throughout these spectacular gardens come from desert regions throughout the world. 354 more words

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