Monthly Archives: September 2012

Maturing Naturally

By Mary Beth Pottratz Remember the cozy feeling when, on that first chilly fall evening, you tuck a warm blanket under your chin? That is the feeling the prairie brings to me today, the autumnal equinox – the first day … Continue reading

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Fall colors are here

What’s this – cool temperatures? Leaves turning and falling? The Gardens of Eatin’ aren’t finished by a long shot and yet it seems fall has decided to shove aside summer like a little brother and showcase its autumn colors.  Taking cue, these Swiss Chard almost … Continue reading

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Cycles and ephemera

By Boak Wiesner There are things in nature and in life that follow regular patterns whereas there are other events that do not. As I drove in, the sun, playing in the water of the fountain, was creating rainbows that … Continue reading

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Spring Peeper Meadow

by Greg Lecker At first glance, when viewed from Highway 41 in late summer, Spring Peeper Meadow is awash in waves of yellow, tan (russet/rust), and sea foam green.  Upon closer inspection, the fifteen-year-old sedge meadow restoration reveals its delicate … Continue reading

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Where have these bean all our lives?

Red Noodle yard-long beans? Rattlesnake snap beans? …any surprise? Ted continues to dish out some head-scratchers as the harvest continues. Cut straight from the vine out of the Vegetable Heirloom and Ornatmental gardens, these beans, as with everything else from the Gardens … Continue reading

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