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Trees and Leaves

November 16th, 2017
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Whether I’m returning home at the end of the work day or a trip abroad, I love to be welcomed back by the scent of fallen leaves in Autumn.  There is a distinct sweet mustiness that wafts up from the copper colored beech tree leaves in my driveway.   Fallen pecan leaves smell more acrid, and […]

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The June Prune

May 31st, 2017
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Someone came in the night and rummaged my car for valuables. Left behind in the items on the floor were work gloves, a measuring tape, and hand pruners. Obviously, the robber was not a pruning man.

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A Note From Marcia

April 25th, 2017
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I love having some of the outdoors indoors, and having a fistful of flowers or a branch or two in a vase is a great way to bring the garden inside in a small and delightful way. The flowers can be what some might consider ordinary, such as pansies in winter, hellebores in early spring, or ubiquitous hydrangeas in summer and fall. When I look out my window, I see so many possibilities for cutting.

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