Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Rhody that Forgot to Check the Calendar

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In my hometown, springtime is ablaze with vibrant color as the blooms of rhododendrons put on a show. They seem to be everywhere. But before long the flowers fade and drop to the ground, leaving the nasty deadheads to contend … Continue reading

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Fall Color

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I am always amazed at the blazing colors that autumn offers up each year. But for some reason, the hues of this season have seemed to have taken on a greater brilliance than prior years. It is usually the maples … Continue reading

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Questionable Stropharia: The Bearded Mushroom

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Stropharia ambigua, sometimes called roundhead, is a distinct and showy mushroom. However, because it is so common on the west coast of the United States, residents generally don’t see it as a highly prized specimen as its appearance would indicate. … Continue reading

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