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What’s in a Name

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I was in the arboretum yesterday and I ran into some old friends who are blooming very nicely.  One is the crape myrtle and the other is the loblolly bay.  While I was visiting with them I noticed these plants are both named for people (that is – the Latin name), while the common name…

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The Arrival of Summer

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Wow!  I have been so busy this last month I haven’t had time to write.  As spring rolled into summer, I found myself visiting a lot of different friends in a lot of different gardens.  The Japanese Garden has been beautiful as the iris and lotus create colorful splashes in the wonderfully serene garden.  The…

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A Matter of Perception

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I need an agent. I’ve come to this conclusion after a few more weeks on the run.  Let me back up and explain. A few weeks ago I was hiding in the trial beds as happy as could be.  Along came a gardener working hard to get rid of the weeds, so it was time…

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On The Run

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WOW!  I’m sorry I’ve not been able to write lately, but I’ve been on the run for the last several weeks.  I thought with only two eagles in the garden (and now a smaller third), I wouldn’t have much worry about being spotted, but I didn’t count on the eagle eyes of this gardening staff. …

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Azalea Festival Week

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I have moved across the canal, through the barricaded area around the eagles’ nest (something people can’t do – ha ha) and I have set up under a tree across from the Matson Garden.  Here I have a great view into Renaissance Court, so I will be able to see the coronation of the Azalea…

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At a Crossroads

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It has been cool and damp for four or five days now, but I have found the hottest spot in the garden.  I’m in a small planting bed on the east end of NATO bridge, at a very busy crossroads in the garden.  If I were a little taller, I could stand here like the…

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April Blooms

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Happy April Fools!  I thought about writing a nice blog about how Scott’s had come out with a new Weed N Feed product that killed everything but dandelions and how the green industry hailed this revolutionary new breakthrough, but instead I threatened the webmaster that I would stop writing blogs if he didn’t post my…

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Garden Hideaway

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It’s spring and the garden is certainly starting to burst with flowers.   Daffodils, cherries, magnolias and many other plants are putting out a rainbow of color.  Just like the flowers, people are starting to come out as well.  On warm sunny days, they pop up everywhere in the garden enjoying the flowers, the fresh air,…

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Shining in the Sun

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I’m wearing my green today, are you?  Of course I wear green everyday.  Today I am sitting in the wildflower meadow, near the end of NATO vista.  The meadow was mowed down a few weeks ago so I don’t think any gardener is going to come looking for me here.  With all the grasses and…

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Finding a Secret Garden

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I’ve been sitting here in the Fragrance Garden for a few days.  Raise your hand (or leaf) if you know where that is.  A lot of people don’t know, but it’s been fun watching them discover it.  For the last week and a half, the gardeners have been tearing up the walkway in the boat…

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