There are a lot of different traditions and customs when it comes to predicting the weather.
Cold winter weather causes changes in the foliage of many evergreen plants, including making them express new colors.
If you're like me and most other home gardeners, you want shrubs to have multiseason interest and be versatile, beautiful and low maintenance.
My friend, Peggy Cantelou, says she has been playing bridge since she was in junior high school, that the mothers of her set were determined that their daughters would be proficient in the game.
A wrinkle in the rug underneath my desk in the library kept distracting me last week.
A few winters ago, we were walking into our favorite Burberry store in Washington, D.C., and a jolly man with a raspy voice exclaimed, "Welcome to Burberry, gentlemen" as we glided through the revolving doors.
Winter is a good time to examine landscape plants.
Sometimes you can get yourself into quite a tangle, and I don't mean the hundred ways I was mischievous as a child.
One landscape plant that is giving some earlier-than-usual blooms are loropetalum shrubs.
In the cold and dreary winter months, when color in the landscape can seem like an unachievable goal.
'Twas the time after Christmas and all through the house, Everyone was exhausted including the mouse.
I struggle with eating the right foods, and any nutritionist would consider me a challenge.
When I was a little boy, nothing was more thrilling than following my big brother around with a crumpled brown paper bag of holiday firecrackers.
Probably no other time of the year lends itself to fantasies as Christmas.
Who among us could not use a little fairy dust this season?
Some folks think winter can be boring in the garden and landscape.
In December, many gardeners look forward to taking a little time off from working in the landscape, but cool weather is a good time to apply a layer of mulch.
Don't forget to put some fa-la-la-la-la into your wintry wardrobe.
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