Category Archives: Wednesday Vignette

Wednesday Vignette – home, sweet home

The same day we were scheduled to leave for a 10 day stint in Cleveland, the first flower of my long anticipated Anemonopsis opened. I had watched its pearly buds form for weeks, and cursed the timing. To my great … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – Sticks and swan

We’re in the gently rolling hills of noburbia, outside the venerable city of Cleveland, visiting family. Needless to say, I do miss my garden – even though I know both it and the cat, are in exceptionally capable hands, so … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – what does drought tolerant mean?

Several blogger friends have recently been writing Winners and Losers posts, touting the virtues of plants sailed through this summer’s adverse conditions, and lamenting which ones didn’t (here and here). Heaven knows it’s been a hot summer, and our spring was so … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – secret hideaway

There is this little room in the back of my garden. You can’t see it from anywhere else, but there is a leafy little entrance to it that – once you know it’s there – you won’t forget. Once through … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – bragging rights

Okay, I know it’s not very attractive to brag about one’s accomplishments, but right now I feel somewhat justified… I just finished removing a clump of exceptionally root bound bamboo from an 8′ stock tank. It took me long enough… … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – baited

“If a tree falls in a forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This past weekend, we had a gathering of sorts, here in Portland. Some rightwing organization from our neighboring suburb … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – blessed?

About two weeks ago, while parking in the street outside our house, I noticed this dark texture – an odd knobby pattern – on something barely visible, hidden under a cluster of large leaves. The leaves belong to a ginormous … Continue reading

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