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The Meadows

Port Medway, September 7 Monarch in a sea of knapweed in the first meadow, July. Lynn: Philip, I know you’ve wanted me to write about the meadows and I’ve been procrastinating; no reason except perhaps I’d expected more of a “show” in the meadows (there are three of them, behind the cottage, past the apple …

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A Glossary of Terms

Common vs Latin botanical nomenclature Allium, Salvia, Delphinium, Baptisia and Verbascum in the “popping” seaside garden. I’ve used mostly common names for plants in the blog but practice the Latin as more of a personal memory challenge which I employ on my walks with Philip who has a mind like a steel trap and whips …

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At Last

June 23 Finally, in Port Medway… Two months later than originally planned. The flight from Toronto was a ghost flight – a pandemic plane with a handful of masked, sepulchral, passengers scattered through the rows of seats. Halifax airport, empty, half-lit…  Persicaria, cottage garden with viburnum, barberry etc and seaside garden with meadow sage, false …

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