Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wrinkled Leaves Escape their Miniature Suitcases

By Sydney Chandler Miniature leaves and petals this week resemble wrinkled clothes unpacked from tiny suitcases. Leaves unfold and deepen in color. Flower petals peel outward in synchronized formation. There is a particularly stark contrast between the new growth of … Continue reading

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Umbrellas…

By Greg Lecker Along the entry drive and within the gardens, tulip petals are soaking wet, their colors saturated with moisture.  Several inches of rain have fallen and continue to fall.   In general, plants don’t seem to mind; but the … Continue reading

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Familiar Faces

By Boak Wiesner Strangely, it was Kipling who comes to mind as I went in search of the famous and elusive Dwarf Trout Lily. I head towards where I saw them last spring, recalling “I knew his times and his … Continue reading

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Unexpected Color Amidst the Gray

By Greg Lecker Waterfowl are especially talkative this morning.  One pair of Canada geese honk overhead flying towards Iris Pond.  Another pair honk as they come in for a landing on Green Heron Pond.  A pair of wood ducks fly … Continue reading

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