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Leap Day

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Today is leap day – an extra day in the year for me to enjoy the garden.  The weather has gotten a little colder lately, but the plants don’t seem to mind.  I have been popping up all over the garden this last week, because there has been much to see.  I spent some time…

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The Color of the Garden

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Today is a wonderful cold rainy day.  I love being in the Garden on a day like this and it’s a shame that so few people will enjoy it.  Cold wet weather means most people who visit the Garden today are coming for a meeting or a class inside a building.  They will dash from…

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Fresh Air!

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Whew, I have finally made it outside.  I’ve been stuck in the Tropical Display House for the last two weeks.  At first, it wasn’t so bad – nice and warm and lots of interesting plants.  But I’m the rugged outdoor type and long for fresh air.  Besides, several things happened that made me want to…

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Tropical Paradise?

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Yesterday, in the rain, I was able to sneak into the Tropical Display House with the help of some bamboo in the Japanese Garden.  They sure know how to sneak around.  When I got in here, I thought I was in paradise.  It is warm, but not too hot.  Humid, but not too wet. A…

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A Winter Sensory Garden

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I left the Sensory Garden in front of the Education wing the other day and found another garden that is just as appealing to the senses – especially in the winter.  I’ve heard the gardeners call this place the “Transition Garden.”  I guess it’s because it is the transition area between the back of the…

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Keeping Up on the Resolutions

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Happy cold New Year!  It has been really cold for the last few days so I have been trying to stay in any sunny spot I can find.  So far I am sticking to my New Year’s resolutions – no one’s pulled me yet so a check for 6 resolutions kept.  To keep another resolution,…

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