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WHAT’S THAT PLANT IN MY WOODLAND? – Woody Vines: Wild Riverbank Grape

Wild grape, or riverbank grape (Vitis riparia ) was the topic of my last posting on June 13, 2012. Before moving on to a new vining species, I wanted to share these close-up photos of a mature vine. The wild … Continue reading

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What you don’t know can hurt you. In the case of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) it can hurt your woodland too – badly. My awareness of more and larger infestations of garlic mustard every spring hurts my ability to sleep well … Continue reading

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As I watched one of our rare winter snowfalls today, my mind wandered to thoughts of the upcoming spring season. Sooner or later the ground always thaws bringing about a great time of year to add new plants to the … Continue reading

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