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Winter Sets In

The carpet of snow around the garden makes me finally feel like winter is upon us. It’s strange to have a day where the weather is 60 plus degrees and raining, then experience a sharp decline in the temperature accompanied

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Bring on the Berries

Now that the flowers of spring and summer have long been gone and the colors of autumn have faded and fallen, we look to the fruits for a seasonal display in the garden. The fruiting shrubs that we have on

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The Red Pine Routine

The Japanese red pines at Shofuso are typically pruned in the fall. Even though there are only three red pines at the site, this can be a time consuming task. The red pine in the tea garden can be especially

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Opening Weekend!

My blood, sweat, and (cold-weather) tears are literally spackled around the garden. You can ask Derek Finn our site and program manager, he went to grab me a bandaid. It has been an intense week and a half: Two separate

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Unending Winter

Winter can bring such a quiet beauty into our garden: blanket of white, streams anchored in ice, wildlife silenced in their refuge.  These are the images thrown up on postcards and calendars.  Beautiful indeed.  A gardener can appreciate nature’s picturesque

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