Posts by Anita

How To Identify Evergreens

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

How To Identify Evergreens

One of the remarkable things about December, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, is that almost everywhere you go, there are evergreens draped all over things. The more urban the setting, the more greenery. Shopping malls suddenly resemble forests.

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Living Fences

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Living Fences

Plain old bushes. They show their true value in snowy winters. Their thick network of branches hold back the snow like protecting hands. Where the road is lined with a thick swath of trees, bushes, and weeds, the road is safer.

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November Puddles

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

November Puddles

My Sorrow, when she’s here with me Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be. She loves the bare, the withered tree. She walks the sodden pasture lane. –Robert Frost –R

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The Leaves of Sherwood

Posted by on Nov 24, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

The Leaves of Sherwood

I always thought Sherwood Forest was a mythical place, like Neverland or Narnia. But it really exists.

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Acting Like a Squirrel

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in fall, seeds, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Acting Like a Squirrel

I’m taking on the role of squirrel. Every time I take a walk, I put a few walnuts, or acorns, or wild sour apples in my pocket, and I toss them into the hedgerows and trailsides. Will future generations of bluejays, wild turkeys, and chipmunks feast on the apples and acorns I plant today?

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