Monthly Archives: June 2012


I woke up very early yesterday and went out on the deck at about 5:30 am. I opened my eyes. The fan iris had 20 blooms. They lasted one day. But what a day.

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Got Shade? Get Moss.

Once upon a time there was an area where nothing would grow. Not even vinca or pachysandra or lamium. Dark, damp, nutrient-starved from competition from the bulging roots of a giant oak tree. It’s the entrance to our back garden. … Continue reading

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