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Winter Musings--the Year Ahead

Winter Musings--the Year Ahead

Today is the full wolf moon as well as a penumbral lunar eclipse. We are into the cold winter months of January and February--although our days are now lengthening. Time for catching up and getting things done our days are now lengthening. Time for catching up and getting things done on our perennial to-do lists before the gardening season is upon us a again! Here, I share a few thoughts, musings and meanderings for our year ahead.

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Seasons Greenings: Americas Gardens at USBG

Season's Greenings: America's Gardens at USBG

As always, the winter holiday exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden is worth seeing. This year the theme was botanic gardens from Hawaii to Maine--which made me want to visit some of these public gardens that I have not seen. Besides this remarkable display, the conservatory is filled with thousands of flowers and other showy botanicals. It is a wonderful place to enter into from the cold.

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Welcoming the New Year

Welcoming the New Year

Take advantage of the nice weather and get out there and walk or gather kindling or get an outdoor chore done. Some benefits of being out in nature are increased energy and physical activity, rebooting of the mind as well as your entire being, which is calming, restorative and stimulating.

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Books for Gardeners, Foragers and Cooks

Books for Gardeners, Foragers and Cooks

I am a confessed bibliophile; I love books. I enjoy reading and learning and try to spend time everyday with a book. Currently, I am reading/perusing at least six books. Here are a few ideas for gifts for your favorite gardeners, wild foods foragers and cooks for the holidays or to read in the new year ahead. Most are new--some just new to me.

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Winter Solstice Marks the Return of the Light

Winter Solstice Marks the Return of the Light

Although it seems like winter and cold weather has just begun, the winter solstice kicks of the Yuletide season and the return of the light with the shortest day and the longest night of the entire year.

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