Sedge Allegiance

This WaPo article by Adrian Higgins about sedges has been going around among my garden-oriented acquaintances, so I thought I'd share my own sedge experiences. I've got two types of sedge in abundance: Carex pensylvanica and Carex flaccosperma. Here is a spot where I've got quite a bit of C. pensylvanica: This started as 3... Continue Reading →

Today: a Surprise in the Carex

Look what I found sunbathing out in my Carex pensylvanica today: He seemed to realize that he would be well camouflaged among the dried out Carex rather than among the autumn ferns or sarcococca further up the slope. He also matches my wall almost EXACTLY. p.s. it really bothers me that pensylvanica only has one n.  What... Continue Reading →

The New American Meadow Garden

I haven’t had much time for blogging over the holiday break, but I’ve gotten plenty of reading done.   One of the highlights was The New American Landscape, published earlier this year by Timber Press.   I found out about this book first at Garden Rant in their review and giveaway  – once again, I didn’t win!... Continue Reading →

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