autumn

Fall Berry & Bulb Color

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It’s harvest season. Even those who don’t harvest anything more than a cereal box off a shelf know that autumn means decorative berries. But did you know it also can also mean the brightness of autumn-blooming bulbs?  Let’s finish this series on the fall garden (both online and off) with a few suggestions for both. [...]

‘HONORINE JOBERT’ NAMED PPA’S PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR FOR 2016

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It’s possible that the Perennial Plant Association is reading my mind. This year, another of my favorites has been named as the PPA Perennial Plant of the Year: Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert.’ Graceful, hardy and a stunning addition to the fall garden, Honorine richly deserves her award. I first came across this pure white [...]

An Exhausting Autumn

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A warm wet autumn means lots of mushroom foraging. Here oyster mushrooms & wood ears, destined for a stir fry. Boy we’ve had it good this season. A fall season that doesn’t just tempt, but delivers on a promise is a rare and precious thing, and I have wrung every bit of loveliness [...]

October’s Garden

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"Oh, Marilla," Anne exclaimed one Saturday morning...dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs. "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it?"   -from "Anne of Green Gables" -Lucy Maud Montgomery   _______________ Gardeners or not, [...]