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A showcase for annuals

From 66 Square Feet, 2 days ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

A recent chance walk in the Conservatory Garden's English Garden, in the northwestern part of Central Park, made me think about annuals in a very different light. Annuals can be used very badly. In unironic rows at the edges of beds, for example.And they can be used very well. See above, to illustrate the point. Bouvardia ternifolia is the bright orange flower, the purple sweet potato vine with the cut leaves is Ipomea ?Bewitched'; the purple grass is Pennisetum setaceum ?Rubrum', and the lime... Read more
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Picnic in Central Park

From 66 Square Feet, 3 days ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

After doing a bit of this, yesterday evening, in the Conservatory Garden......we did a bit of that.While we ate Vince remarked, It's been a very long time since we had a picnic. He was right. The Harlem move knocked the picnic right out of us.It's been over  a year since our last picnic, on the roof in Brooklyn. And before that, there was this one, with our healthy, happy kitty (who has been rallying  over the last few days).In fact, there were lots of picnics.And it... Read more
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Moon-Shiners

From A Brit in Tennessee, 3 days ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

The nights are drawing in fast, darkness falling around 7pm each evening.I love to light candles on the porch, and sit and enjoy the cool night air.My latest craft project has been the creation of these Mason Jar lights. You can purchase the lid-lights at most craft stores, or online, mine were left over from my granddaughter's wedding decorations. The lids fit a regular Mason Jar opening, and charges the solar battery throughout the day.The jars can be filled with glass beads or... Read more
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Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry Turns Down Donation of Pacific Island - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

From Uncle Bulgaria's blog on all thi, 3 days ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

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Central Park botanical walk

From 66 Square Feet, 4 days ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

Central Park's North Woods12pm - 2pm$25Take advantage of lower fall walk prices and join me on a botanical ramble through Central Park's North Woods. We'll spot and discuss weedy edible greens, from pseudo-grains like lamb's quarters to easy-to-recognise pokeweed,  and talk about what to do with them.We'll see fruit and nut-bearing trees, the plant that killed Mrs Lincoln, and a few others inbetween. If we are lucky, there may be a mushroom or two, but we need some rain!Its is migration... Read more
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Autumn Sunset

From A Brit in Tennessee, 5 days ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

 ...I seethe turning of a leafdancing in an autumn sun,and brilliant shades of crimsonglowing when a day is done...~Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott, "A Breath of Heaven" Read more
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What cows should not eat...

From 66 Square Feet, 6 days ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

At last, a mystery solved.For months I've been eyeing a plant in one of the planter boxes on the eastern side of the terrace. It came up near the jewelweed, and I had no idea what it could be. Now it's in bloom and it's obvious: white snakeroot, Argeratina altissima (formerly Eupatorium rugosum). Famous for killing Mrs Lincoln (mother of Abraham), by way of her cow. Milk sickness was passed on to humans and calves by cows who'd grazed on the plant,  and apparently killed thousands of... Read more
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Happy October everyone!

From Adnilem's Journey, 6 days ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

Oh wow ... am I too busy last September and it just flew like that ??? I hope our October is off to a wonderful start...This will be another busy month for me ... i am leaving Japan soon for another work with my Japanese friend.  I hope it's business with pleasures :PI will also be busy with some other works and activities but still there is something more to look forward too ... my travel abroad with my precious daughter  ... Oh well ... i am also excited because autumn... Read more
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Time For A Change

From A Brit in Tennessee, 1 weeks ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

I've been thumbing through wallpaper patterns, in the hopes of re-wallpapering the guest bathroom.Book upon book of gorgeous prints, a person could get lost in flipping through the pages.I keep returning to a design by Waverly (one of my most favorite manufacturers), Emma's garden, a timeless and pretty design, with a traditional English flair.What do you think ? Read more
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East, through Harlem

From 66 Square Feet, 1 weeks ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

Every few weeks I walk east, way east, through Spanish Harlem, to do some shopping.If I had a garage for it and the gas, I'd be tempted.Peppers, I think......I guess, after the divorce, you need the movers'Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, babee. Byoodeeful.Which makes me think of Pablo. Read more
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