Category Archives: Nature

A Fresh Viewpoint of Your Winter Garden

BY JANICE F. BOOTH  NOV. 02, 2022 Another lovely autumn is drawing to its close. As I look out to my garden, I reflect on all the beautiful moments I’ve enjoyed for months on end—the glowing flowers, the choruses of songbirds, … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Dirt: Conversations with Your Gardener

BY JANICE F. BOOTH  OCT. 12, 2022 It’s not easy keeping up with the weeds, or those hardy Weigela shrubs or the Pampas grass. And then there’s the watering and edging, and trimming, and dividing and replanting that gardens require. Whew! … Continue reading

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A Few Exotic Suggestions for Your Garden

BY JANICE F. BOOTH  SEP. 07, 2022 Looking back over the summer’s rich bounty in my garden, it occurred to me that I’ve relied almost exclusively on plants and shrubs that are “sure things.” I know the habits and requirements of … Continue reading

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Attention Must Be Paid!

A Must-See Exhibit of Botanical Drawings by Anna Harding BY JANICE F. BOOTH  Anna Harding’s exhibition is titled Wake Up: We Need Everybody. Images courtesy Anna Harding Backyard Birds 2 The branch, from left to right: Fish Crow, Rufous Towhee, Wood Thrush, … Continue reading


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Magical Distractions: Feeling Refreshed in Your Garden

What’s Up? Magazine, July 2022 What a glorious time of year in our gardens. Last year’s plantings and pruning, and our early spring feeding and watering, are repaying us with flourishing plants and voluptuous blooms. The hammock and the chaise … Continue reading

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