Covering Ground

I'm back. It's been a while. A long while. A whole academic year actually. Ground has been covered. Mostly by this...and this...and this...and this...and this... english ivy, lily of the valley, pachysandra, vinca minor In some lovely areas, the ground cover transitions from one to another. It's like a peaceful transition of power: I cede my …

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Sitting in an Oakleaf Hydrangea

While you likely were celebrating the July 4th holiday this past weekend, I was observing the Invasive Rose Eradication holiday weekend. You've not heard of it? Strange. Amongst the billions of plants I have on my property, I am blessed with a few varieties of invasive rose species. Charming creatures. The beauty of invasive species …

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Plant Identification: The Scientific Method

I may have mentioned that my plant knowledge is below average (more than one standard deviation below the mean for you stats people). As the weather heats up, more flowers bloom. I love blooming flowers except that as I spend this year trying to get acquainted with my gardens, I'd like to know their names. So, I have …

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