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The Gooseberries Are Growing

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by Sharon Brown on April 1, 2017

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It happened every Spring as I walked up the dusty one-lane road past Aunt Bett’s house. She’d yell out the back door:

The gooseberries are growing! Hurry! I see the robins!

And I’d take off in a run, straight up the mountain to the gooseberry patch.
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Welcome, Spring !

by Viktoria Vidali on March 21, 2016

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The Brightest Roses

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by Viktoria Vidali on May 6, 2013

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The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows …  continue reading …

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Today

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 4, 2013

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After the cold, gray days of winter, our eyes are often surprised by Spring’s early messengers: bulbs poking their heads from out of the rich soil; new buds forming on flowering plants; blossoms of ornamental plum scenting the air; the pastel beauty of a single rose refreshed by the morning dew. Spring is the planet’s most powerful symbol of renewal.

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Soulangiana

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 5, 2012

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Also called tulip trees, Japanese magnolias, saucer magnolias, and Oriental magnolias, Soulangiana are Spring’s early calling card, assuring the winter-weary that those dark, cold days will soon be over.
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Pescadero

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by Jane Benson on March 21, 2011

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A Positive Choice

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by Viktoria Vidali on November 8, 2010

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With the appearance of Fall and the approach of Winter come a waning of daylight hours. Metaphorically, poets and writers have often used these seasons to describe middle and late stages, be they of gardens or human lives.
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The Extraordinary Petunia

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by Viktoria Vidali on June 21, 2010

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On second thought … petunias ~ although often considered “ordinary” because one sees them in so many places ~ are really quite extraordinary.
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Everlasting Lilacs

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by Viktoria Vidali on May 17, 2010

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Each Spring I look forward to seeing which of the lilac bushes in the garden will be first to bloom. Usually the dark purple blossoms appear first, then come the softer shades of purple, and finally the pearly-white flowers. With the season’s cool days and colder nights, the flowers can last for weeks; but once picked, both blossoms and their sweet, subtle perfume fade quickly.
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April

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by Viktoria Vidali on April 5, 2010

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when faces called flowers float out of the ground
and breathing is wishing and wishing is having-
but keeping is downward and doubting and never
-it’s april(yes,april;my darling)it’s spring!
yes the pretty birds frolic as spry as can fly
yes the little fish gambol as glad as can be
(yes the mountains are dancing together)
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