Archive for September, 2018


We’re having great weather. It’s 46°F right now. The leaves aren’t showing a lot of color yet, but there are spots here and there. I’ve trimmed just about every shrub on the property, and I’m gaining on deadheading my perennials. Today, I’m moving a few plants because it is supposed to rain tomorrow which is […]

via Autumn — NewEnglandGardenAndThread

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Identity is a complex thing. It is difficult to define and even more difficult to describe. One thing is for sure, though — art has helped to shape your identity in powerful ways. 3 Ways Art Shapes Your Identity There is no human identity that hasn’t been shaped by paintings, poems, films, architecture, illustrations, and…

via 3 Ways Art Shapes Your Identity — Outside The Lines

Aster frikartii ‘Monch’ with Rosa ‘Cornelia’ If you harbour doubts about the usefulness of asters in the garden, can I recommend a visit to Waterperry Gardens where the borders are made brilliant with these vibrant autumn flowers. Just at the point when their summer companions are fading, they are in full fig, along with salvias,…

via Peak Aster — The Enduring Gardener

For decades, Joe and I — first, as tourists; now, as residents — have looked around South Florida and said, “Florida, my Eden.” We’ve said it as we’ve marveled at the lush tree canopy of botanical gardens, as we’ve gazed at tables of flowers and fields of shrubs and trees in local nurseries, as we’ve […]

via Living And Working In Eden — Nitty Gritty Dirt Man

Consensus is growing among scientists from a range of climate centres across the world that a weak El Niño is likely to occur during the coming northern hemisphere winter. Professor Adam Scaife is the head of long-term to decadal climate prediction at the Met Office Hadley Centre. Commenting on the expectations of an El Niño this […]

via A weak El Niño is likely — Official blog of the Met Office news team

Georges Michel (1763-1843) by Hope Jahren A seed is alive while it waits. Every acorn on the ground is just as alive as the three-hundred-year-old oak tree that towers over it. Neither the seed nor the old oak is growing; they are both just waiting. What each seed is waiting for is known only […]

via Study of a Tree — Secret Gardener

Have you ever walked in to a pub and seen a scene like this? This panel portrays a traditional pub scene unlike we see now. It was created by the Norwich artist, John Moray-Smith in the middle of the twentieth century. This artist’s work appears on the outside of buildings and inside of pubs across […]

via John Moray-Smith panel — Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Color has an incredible impact on brain functioning. The right colors help our brains work more effectively. We can harness this knowledge to maximize our brain functioning and increase the quality of our lives. Color Affects the Brain by Stimulating the Release of Certain Hormones Scientifically, color impacts the brain by causing the hypothalamus to…

via How Color Affects Brain Functioning — Outside The Lines

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