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Gardens at Bowling Green

Still in Bloom

When I went to the Green today, after Thursday’s unexpected snowfall, I expected everything to be shriveled and dead. But no! There were persimmons clinging to their tree and the witch hazels had just begun to bloom:   We still had asters and black-eyed Susans   purple basil glowing in the late sunlight beautyberries and […]

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Stepping into Fall

It’s been an educational summer for me: I’ve continued to study grasses (being surprised to learn that, like other kinds of plants, they don’t all bloom at once). Two in bloom right now are barnyard grass (which looks like a little corn plant and makes kernels when it sets seed) and the beautiful witch grass. […]

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Our Neighbors

The Green is home to many wild creatures. Recently Syrup told me there was a Stranger nearby – and when I looked to see what she was barking at –   We’ve seen the raccoon several times since then (Syrup always finds it first) and my friend who rehabilitates wildlife says it’s probably very young, […]

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Now that the Lilacs are Gone …..

There’s always something new to enjoy: the old man’s beard and viburnums are in radiant bloom and the pines are holding their candles high The wild black raspberries and strawberries are getting ready to fruit:       We have columbines and onions (yes, onions!) in bloom and, in an unmowed section of lawn, these […]

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  Yes, all the daffodils and tulips have shriveled and dropped their petals. It was over in a blink. But now… We have lilacs, tree spireas, wildflowers whose names I don’t know, a few late tulips (even some green ones!   We have flowers on the pawpaw trees, columbines and ajugas: I’ve never seen so […]

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Shifting Colors in the Garden

When Spring began it seemed that all the flowers were white and yellow – but look now: We have blue grape hyacinths,  all the colors of tulips , violet violets                                                              and the first buds of the purple French lilacs The silvery serviceberry blossoms are about to open and the last of the daffodils, small and […]

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