Monthly Archives: December 2012

On my love affair with roses

So here’s the thing.  I am completely, unashamedly in love with roses.  They’re one of those plants that despite their many and varied problems, I find myself utterly captivated by.  I just can’t seem to help myself. The affair with … Continue reading

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Snowy days

I have some time off from work and so I’ve spent the day chilling and reading garden magazines and seed catalogs.  I had a half-formed plan to go out and measure the area where I want to put a new … Continue reading

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Noel

Merry Christmas, everyone!  I wish you all a wonderful day, and leave you with this video, which is a wonderful and strange rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

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Turning Point

Last night was the winter solstice, and now the days grow longer.   But last night was the longest night and so I burned candles to keep the darkness at bay But the longest night is over, and now the … Continue reading

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Pretty ribbons of blue

It’s almost Christmas, and I am woefully behind.  Christmas is next Tuesday, and I still need gifts for too many relatives, and too many friends.  One of these days, I’m going to learn to start shopping before the busy season … Continue reading

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Longest nights

This is one of my least favorite times of year.  I leave for work in the dark and I come home in the dark.  I only see my garden with the aid of a flashlight, and that one boxwood off … Continue reading

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