Monthly Archives: May 2012

Spirea redux

¬†Subscribe in a reader One day in January I pruned the old spirea bush in a way that was alarming to some readers.¬† You may remember this image from the subsequent dreams it inspired: For a while this spring I … Continue reading

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When Windmill Palms go bad

¬†Subscribe in a reader Welcome to Late-night Garden Horror. Your hostess tonight is the mysterious and languid Madame Tillie, mistress of the dark corners of the garden, empress of the dense leaves and the deep shade beneath— behind the wall, … Continue reading

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