Tag Archives: Winter Interest

Grasses, Please – Hold the Mower!

“In the laying out of lawns and artistic gardens, a few of the many beautiful hardy grasses should not be overlooked.  Their stateliness, tropic luxuriance, and soft colors harmoniously punctuate the prevailing green, while their graceful, sinuous yielding to every … Continue reading

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A Perfect First Fruit Tree

One evening, when I was five years old, I ate an entire package of Fig Newtons.  The result was entirely predictable and I never ate another one or anything containing figs until more than forty years later.  As childhood traumas … Continue reading

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