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Blossoms, Pollen, and Other Extravagances of Spring

Arlington is in the midst of its full, extravagant spring blossom. With an eighty degree day on Saturday, every tree has burst into leaf. The Bradford pears were shedding petals like snow in today’s breeze and the dogwoods have burst … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes: Worth Some Attention

Last weekend, while putting the garden to bed, I pulled quite a few Jerusalem artichokes. These things, which are a variety of sunflower, have edible roots—tubers—that can be cooked. If you’re like my mother, you’ll even eat them raw, like … Continue reading

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Summer and Fall Mix in the Garden

After a week away, I went to the garden expecting that I would be able to harvest a few things.  I was not disappointed.  There is a really lovely mix of summer crops nearing the end of production and fall … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox, Fall Sprouts

Since the 22ndof September was the autumnal equinox, today it can be said to be fall.  It was a glorious day, the sort that the Washington area gets throughout October:  clear skies, low seventies and low humidity. I went by … Continue reading

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