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Garden Graphics

One thing I love about winter is being able to see the skeletons of trees. Their framework is endlessly interesting, informative and entertaining. Some trees are filled with tiny twigs while others are sparer or even sleek. One tree sprawls horizontally while another has branches that reach straight upward into the sky.

The bones of […]

Bending Birch

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – November 20

The birch tree between the house and the lake was curved when we moved to Poison Ivy Acres four years ago. “Kind of funky…” we said, and left it alone. Since I went to high school in the 1960’s, Robert Frost’s Birches came immediately to mind, although […]