Category: In Nature

Nature

The Topiary Garden   This garden in Columbus, Ohio, depicts Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon On the Ile De La Grande Jatte. I love not only the idea for this unique garden, but also its execution; I hope you find a bit of inspiration, for your own garden — I know I left here with…

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Bougainvillea     It is impossible to not have a love hate relationship with bougainvillea; the plant is stunning, but its beauty comes with a thorny price tag.     The first time I truly became aware of bougainvillea was when Lia took me to visit a monastery in Greece. The building was pristine, start…

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Scattered Shells     There is little In Nature that compares to a walk on the beach. Regardless of what ails you or where you need to be, if you find a patch of sand, sitting next to the sea, step away from your world and enter paradise.     If you happen to stroll…

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Nor’easter   I have been battling a cold, grateful it is not the flu; but last night I took two Cold-Tylenol’s; normally I am a pretty light sleeper, but when the fan went off and the alarm began to sound, I refused to open my eyes. It was 3:30 in the morning, and we had…

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We Garden for Hope     Gardening can break your heart. Having to pull out the shell of a plant that did not grow or thrive, for whatever reason, can be a very sad experience; and when some unknown, unwanted, or uncontrollable element impacts your garden, and runs wild, well that can almost be enough…

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A Baby Coconut Palm       When we bought our house in South Florida, one of its strongest selling points, at least for me, was that the large yard was undeveloped. There were a few shrubs near the house and a few succulents; but otherwise I had a clean canvas to work on! The…

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Is this a Winter Wonderland?     I cannot imagine anyone in New England, wanting to take a walk in our winter wonderland, at the moment; the weather is much more frightful than delightful. We had talked about having a campfire for New Years and lighting sparklers; but currently doubt either happening, this year. Not…

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You’ve Got Mail The 91st Street Garden     At Riverside Park New York, New York   Let me start by confessing that despite more than a bit of grief from all of the tech people, in my life, I still use AOL, though its latest version may be the beginning of the end of…

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Baby Turkey’s   Though we have a flock of turkey’s that live across the river, and often come over for a bite to eat, they never bring their children for a visit. Thus, the first time I saw a baby turkey, In Nature, was driving home from the Ogunquit Theater, with Lois.  We pulled over,…

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Cotton     I spent my freshman and sophomore years of high school in Delano, California; where oddly for only living there two years, we managed to live in two different homes. When I walked to school from the first house, which was on the “right side of the tracks”, I passed a large field…