Monthly Archives: June 2010


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The Erotic-American

Camille Paglia can be an entertaining read: her rants are deliciously overstated and provocative. I sometimes find her ideas predictably Baby Boomerish and repetitive, but that might be because I’ve been reading her articles for years. She always has some … Continue reading

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Seen in a greenhouse at Rarefind Nursery.

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Escape From the Heat

A couple days ago, I enjoyed a long, well-earned soak after hacking four breaches into a beaver dam. For a couple years now, it has been chronically flooding a botanically rich bog where several species of rare plants reside, including … Continue reading

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Corn Snake

Met this corn snake at yesterday’s Whitesbog blueberry festival. Also had the pleasure of meeting his older relation.

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Bog Talk This Saturday at Historic Whitesbog

(Photo: Bill Smith) Friends: Just wanted to let you know that I will be joining veteran horticulturalist Bill Smith for a presentation on bog gardening at the 27th Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival this Saturday. The talk will take place at … Continue reading

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Vizcaya! Arcadian fantasy! Vizcaya! Mysterious mansion by the sea! Vizcaya! Venetian stone barges and tea houses! Vizcaya! Classical forms and images carved from native coral! Walled gardens lined with grottoes and nympahaums! Spanish Chinoiserie! Scaly fountains! Orchidariums! Mysterious pools at … Continue reading

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Platanthera lacera

Ragged-Fringed Orchid. My thanks to Michael Hogan for sharing the location of this specimen.

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Lophiola aurea

Golden Crest.

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Sebastian Horsley

Say what you will about Sebastian, but he had the courage of his own compulsions.

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