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May 29, 2019 Sun Traps, John Barrymore, Joyce Winifred Vickery, Alfonsina Storni, Mirabel Osler, Succession Seed Annual Flowers, and the Wedding of Townsend and Kate Brandegee

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Do you have a little sun trap in your garden? The perfect spot for an afternoon of lounging while reading your favorite book? The definition of the sun trap is a small partially-enclosed outdoor space that receives a disproportionate amount of sunlight due to favorable conditions. Think of south-facing areas of your garden, areas without light-blocking trees, areas that are sheltered from the wind, and positioned to receive ample sunshine.         Brevities #OTD On this day, on May 29, 1942, the actor John Barrymore died. (Barrymore’s granddaughter is actress Drew Barrymore.) When Barrymore was 35 years old and on the verge of stardom, he rented a quiet...

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Did You Know Tarragon is an Artemisia?

July 16, 2020

Like all plants in the Artemisia (“AR-tah-MEE-zee-ah”) genus, Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) casts a gray and silvery foliage (although these pictures don’t reflect that.)    …

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Go Along Mister Winter

August 3, 2020

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