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Sweet invasion and the return of a native

May 15, 2009


A few days ago I learned, from a lovely post at Flandrum Hill, that the myrtle growing in my yard is not just an unkempt inheritance from a previous owner, but periwinkle, a native plant that belongs right where it is, holding my sandy slope in place. Good on it. The sweet woodruff growing beside […]

Spring tiptoes over the drumlins

April 28, 2009


Since I came back from my vacation with a fine old case of the flu, this morning’s walk began grudgingly. Then I looked off to the right and saw a patch of Dutchman’s breeches. The rest of the walk went much better. Once you see the first spring wildflowers, your spirits lift, you look for […]