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A perplexing spring still produces blooms

May 13, 2010 | Liz Knowles

In this perplexing spring, daphnes appear on time. And others? Well, there are a few surprises.

The Comfort of “To Do” Lists

May 10, 2010 | Christine Thomas | Community | Leisure | Red Squirrel Musings

Christine Thomas takes the next step in the journey of making a life in the country. First up: make a To Do list. Then another. And another….

Pushing the Season

May 6, 2010 | George Knowles | Leisure

George Knowles is tempted to plant frost hardy vegetables early.

In Praise of the Humble Toad

May 3, 2010 | Don Scallen | Environment | Notes from the Wild

The mellifluous trilling of toads resonates through our hills at this time of year. The tranquil sound wafting through an open window on a warm mid-spring eve is delightful.

Lilies and Hellebores: early bloomers

Apr 22, 2010 | Liz Knowles

Liz Knowles pays tribute to the unsung early bloomers: lilies and hellebores.

Garden Candy

Apr 20, 2010 | George Knowles | Leisure

George Knowles enjoys digging in the garden early in the spring. And he finds some treasure: parsnips!

Spring Peepers

Apr 18, 2010 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

On warm evenings in April and May our hills awaken to the life affirming voices of spring peepers. Their shrill calls stir the winter weary soul.

Harbingers of Spring

Apr 16, 2010 | Liz Knowles

Snowdrops are another one of my passions. There is no better harbinger of spring. By Liz Knowles

Tools of the Trade for Vegetable Gardeners

Apr 12, 2010 | George Knowles | Leisure

George Knowles values his vegetable gardening tools. He writes about “the tried and true friends that have stayed with me.”

April is Salamander Time

Apr 9, 2010 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Don Scallen introduces us to three species of salamanders that are starting to appear in our hills. The first half of April is salamander time in our hills.

Bang! Spring arrives early

Apr 7, 2010 | Liz Knowles

GARDENING AT LARKSPUR HOLLOW — A relatively mild winter and this week’s record breaking temperatures have brought everything on in the garden in a rush. By Liz Knowles

Moving Up to the Country

Apr 5, 2010 | Christine Thomas | Community | Leisure | Red Squirrel Musings

RED SQUIRREL MUSINGS — In her inaugural blog post, Christine Thomas shares her experience about moving up to the country.

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