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A Time for Reflection

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A Time for Reflection

Winter is my least favorite season, no doubt about it.  The coldest season does have a few perks, it is really the only time when gardeners can catch their breath and truly enjoy the garden for what it is.  Every other season brings innumerable tasks, from planting to weeding, cutting back and watering there is always something that needs immediate attention.   In winter one can enjoy the purest structure of the garden, deciduous trees are reduced to enticing branch patterns, evergre

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Winter Beauty in the Rock Alpine Garden

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Winter Beauty  in the Rock Alpine Garden

    Despite the balmy  54 degrees Fahrenheit it is as I write this, today is the official start of winter.  The winter solstice not only marks  the official start of winter but ironically the return to longer and eventually warmer days.  Winter has already made several visits to Denver long before the winter solstice this year.  Acantholimons or prickly thrift add green, silver, or ghostly gray hedgehog like mounds to the rock garden...

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Autumn blooms

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Autumn blooms

Autumn is never my favorite season but it is perhaps the season that I find myself savoring moments and days the most. Soon a bitter north wind will be blowing and the 2009 gardening season will be but a memory and photos. In the mean time there is much to admire on these balmy late autumn days. Panayoti Kelaidis wrote about a nice array of fall blooming crocus last month and...

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