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Decking the Halls: A Field Guide

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in holiday, Unmowed Blog, winter | 0 comments

Decking the Halls: A Field Guide

Actually, “evergreen” isn’t a type of plant, it’s a lifestyle.

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Witch Hazel: Halloween Flower

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in fall, flowers, holiday, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Witch Hazel: Halloween Flower

Witch hazel is a plant of many uses, especially handy if you need to work magic or perform a spell.

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Happy World Environment Day

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in environment, holiday, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Happy World Environment Day

I didn’t know there was a World Environment Day, but, hey, we certainly need one these days! Enjoy...

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in holiday, summer, Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

Happy Fourth of July!

As John Adams put it, “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.”

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Embrace the Dark

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in fall, holiday, Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

Embrace the Dark

It’s coming—it’s almost here. The end of Daylight Savings. The time of darkness. The sun is low by three p.m., setting by four. You drive home in darkness. The night seems to last forever. Can’t wait. No, really. I love this dark time of year. It’s the way things are supposed to work. Darkness is supposed to come, to give us a rest from the light. Darkness is nature’s way of telling us it’s time to slow down. Time to rest, time to sleep, time to heal. Dark evenings are for sitting and thinking. Dark nights are for goofing around on Facebook, or binge-watching The Walking Dead, or whatever...

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Red, White, and Blue

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in adaptations, flowers, holiday, insects, summer, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Red, White, and Blue

The amazing diversity of flowers. Each bright color attracts a pollinator. Red beckons hummingbirds; yellow calls out to honey bees. Bumblebees prefer purple. Each blossom has instructions for the bees, flies, and beetles: lines and arrows and streaks to guide them to the heart of the flower where the nectar is hidden. Diversity is...

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