Winter Interest

By Mary Beth Pottratz Amazing winter landscaping is obvious at the Arboretum now that leaves have fallen. A curbside planting of purple coneflower bordered by catmint on one side and blue fescue on the other plays light against dark; short against tall; fluffy, straight and dotted against each other. Red oak leaves hang stiffly above…

Transitions

By Boak Wiesner How rapidly things change here in our fair state! Some parts got the first real blast of winter with upwards of two feet of snow; we got just a dusting. The speed of this transition got me thinking about the whole “the more things change, the more things stay the same” –…

Of the Season– or Not?

By Greg Lecker A flock of seasonally appropriately plump wild turkeys cross the entry road in front of me.  In the parking lot, leafless crabapple trees are flush with red fruit. Less seasonally appropriate are wild geranium and roses that are still blooming.  It’s not just the rose blooms that are persistent, but the buds…

Looking Long Range

By Boak Wiesner A lot has changed since I was last here. The woods are now mostly brown, and the leaves are down, but here and there splashes of color grab my eye. The gray day seems to mute the sounds around me. The quiet air is good for where I’m at as I think…