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The Best Time to Plant a Tree

The Best Time to Plant a Tree
Fall is often considered the best time of year to plant new trees. Late August, September and October have good gardening weather, here. There may be rain for the new plants, and still mild days and sun. The hottest days of summer are past, and the ground isn’t frozen yet. Fall  is the season gone to... Read more »

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves
October ending with rain and snow!  Snow on the pumpkins and spiderwebs, skeletons, ghosts and tombstones.  And a rain of falling leaves, many of them still green. The mulberry trees started dropping their leaves on the first of November, a layer of green leaves on the snow in the alley.  Snow and mulberry leaves on... Read more »

The ginkgo and its leaves

The ginkgo and its leaves
The ginkgo is a very old tree–you might even call it prehistoric. Fossils of ginkgo leaves have been found dating back 270 million years. The ginkgo tree was alive during the time of the dinosaurs. It survived the bombing of Hiroshima. It will survive us, still. I think of the ginkgo as  the survivors’ tree, and you... Read more »
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