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Fringe Gardening

Like any garden adventurer, I occasionally grow odd plants from the fringe, but truth be told, I have gardened with the fringe for years….

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The Dogwoods of Winter

If I told you I will be enjoying dogwoods in full flower this winter, you might think: (1) I’m still gulping spiked eggnog leftover…

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Hark! ‘Tis Tatarian Aster Time!

Hark! Exalt in autumn’s advent! That telling time of summer’s weary green languor prostrating itself to this newest, resplendent season, verily flamboyant by its…

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Ironweed: Purple Reign

Mention the word “wildflower,” and visions of native plants nattily adorned with bright, cheerful blooms on crisp spring days come to mind for many…

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Hunting for Home

Home is where the heart is.” “Home is not a place; it is the people.” “There’s no place like home.” We’ve heard all the…

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Father of Dragon(flies)

Have you ever noticed how dragonflies seem to become one with the tippy-tops of car antennas during the summer? Sure, not every auto aerial…

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No Place Like Home: South Lakes

Back in 2009, the peaceful, well-manicured neighborhood of South Lakes won the N.C. Home Builders Association’s Master Planned Community of the Year. When you…

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No Place Like Home: 12 Oaks

“I do not see ourselves ever moving,” says Benjamin Passwaters. Those are risky words from a man that moved his family four times in…

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