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The Magic of May

“Harmony makes small things grow. Lack of it makes big things decay.” Sallust By mid May Mother Nature has waved her magical wand sprinkling glitter and glory among her growing children. No matter where you look, shrubs, trees, and landscapes … Continue reading

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May Play

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.” Rachel Carson The intoxicating waft of sweet jasmine filled my nostrils as I opened my front … Continue reading

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Purple Reign

“God gets mad if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”  Alice Walker, The Color Purple As I amble through my April garden, I know that God is very happy! Purple, the color of … Continue reading

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How to Grow Great Grass!

By Cynthia Brian “Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire.” ~Virgil Yes, California passed Proposition 64 last November, however, this column … Continue reading

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Flower Fever in the Air

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” AC Shinburne It took exactly one full day of warm sunshine a week before the vernal equinox for the garden to spring into action. Everywhere I looked, bulbs, wildflowers, perennials, and plants burst into … Continue reading

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Leap Up and March On! Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian

    “We cannot command nature except by obeying her.” Francis Bacon   The buzz of the honeybees fills the morning air as I walk out my backdoor. The pollinators are busy savoring the sweetness of the flowering peach tree … Continue reading

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