Category Archives: Writing

Spring Rains – story starters

  It was a long winter here in Minnesota and we were all looking for spring sun and warm temperatures. We have instead cool temperatures and days of clouds and rain. It has not been what our emotions have wanted … Continue reading

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So Many Names for the Garden

The garden can have a lot of names. There is the name that is given to the location by the people who created it or take care of it. The wild garden that I visit is called the Eloise Butler … Continue reading

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Looking closely – changes in the garden

Close observation is one of the skills we use as scientists, naturalists, artists and writers. If you think about it close observation helps with lots of things.  It is one of the ways we learn about the world around us. … Continue reading

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What is a plant library? Compare and Contrast

What is a plant library? We are all familiar with our public or school library. They are these great quiet places where we go to learn, research, read and check out books. Have you ever thought about a plant library? … Continue reading

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Variations

After looking so closely at our drawings of leaves I started looking at trees not just leaves and noticed that there are lots of things that are the same and different.  I noticed that there are many varieties of evergreen … Continue reading

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Our flowers have genes?

The garden has now moved past the early spring flowers. Those flowers are long gone and there are large green leaves and new flowers everywhere. This new group of flowers have characteristics that tell them to bloom in late May … Continue reading

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When did summer come to the garden?

Summer has arrived and the garden has changed from the early April days when it was full of snow.   The flowers are changing weekly and even the small and not so small critters are out and about. (Last week I … Continue reading

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