‘Tis The Season —

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     ….. for a Christmas Cyclamen     One of the easiest plants to grow, the florist’s cyclamen offers a bright spot of color, a sweet fragrance and attractive foliage throughout the Christmas season and well into the New Year. Originally a tuberous perennial from Europe, the Mediterranean region and North Africa, the tiny …

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Bring Nature In — Let Stress Out

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I have been feeling incredibly stressed lately.  Unfortunately, when I am stressed, I just shut down which, of course, increases my stress level and renders me virtually useless. My “To Do” list gets longer and my “Done” list stays blank.The only way I can interrupt this cycle is to take a nature break.     …

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Plant A Grove: Leatherwood (Dorca palustris)

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    One of a very few shrubs that not only tolerates but enjoys heavy shade and marsh-like conditions, leatherwood is an attractive garden addition spring through fall. It typically reaches 4- 6 feet in both height and spread so it works well as an understory plant. Bell-shaped yellow flowers appear in March and April …

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