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There’s a German legend about a beautiful and graceful young woman named Barbara, whose father locked her in a tower to keep the young men at bay. Fortunately, fathers have evolved since then! While locked away, Barbara pined for the warmth of the sun, the song of...read more
Long ago, February 1 was considered the first day of spring in the gardener’s year. It seems appropriate then that shortly after February 1, we start getting seed catalogs in the mail and seeing a bumper crop of special gardening publications at the checkout...read more
In the hush of a snowfall or tranquility of a gray winter day, we can better see the form of a landscape….. A month ago, in mid-December, we still had leaves on the trees and temperatures in the 50s. Then abruptly, those temperatures plunged to record setting...read more
Those who celebrate Christmas engage in a month-long whirlwind of decorating, card writing, carol singing, cookie baking and gift buying. Even though we may feel overwhelmed with the demands of this busy season, we know that it all adds up to a lifetime of happy...read more
For weeks now, Americans have been bombarded with songs, images, and marketing geared toward the celebration of Christmas. We don’t often hear about them, but there are two other holidays – celebrated worldwide by many millions of people – that also fall in December....read more
Once upon a time, people worked closely with nature in order to survive. A farmer’s work regimen was ordered by the changing seasons, hunters searched for signs to tell them when to hunt, and fishermen tracked the moon and tides to bring in the best catch. Nowadays,...read more
No matter how many autumns I’ve seen, I never tire of watching the trees transform from an undefined backdrop of green to a diverse group of colorful individuals. The colors are not only breathtaking – they become our key to identifying particular trees. The dark,...read more
Autumn infuses us with a new burst of energy. The brisk weather draws us outside to revel in the fresh air, clear skies, warm light and glowing colors. Images of vibrant fall landscapes often feature the chrysanthemums and deciduous trees (birches, dogwoods, maples,...read more
I have vivid childhood memories of dressing up on Halloween night, racing through dinner and roaming my dark neighborhood on a quest for as much candy as my pillowcase and I could carry. Later at home, my sisters and I spent hours at our beloved ritual of sorting and...read more
Each year there are countless new varieties of improved ornamentals, but it’s often the old reliables that can best withstand flood and drought and return to grace another season. While recently traveling the coastal back roads of southern New Jersey, you may have...read more