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Indigo blues et amaranth reds in August

A busy month so far! Art, gardens, travels, guests… Brooklyn and Manhattan in late July, early August were HOT! Ottawa, too. But refuge was close: The Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and in particular, the native plants garden, were ripe with goldenrod … Continue reading

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June Dye Plants in July

Through many dangers, toils and snares I have come since last post, dear Reader! Pinched nerves, spine miseries, carpal tunnel syndrome have kept me away from blogland and the garden for too long….But TG for physio and MRI machines…Still, I … Continue reading

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April Adieux

At the start of the month of April, the Kaleyard was not without some ragged post-winter charm: After the spring clean-up: Meanwhile, the indoor dye garden is growing. First. Japanese indigo (Persicaria tinctoria). I layered the long stems to encourage … Continue reading

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Autumn in the Kaleyard

Kale is another word for cabbage. I learned recently that Scottish “Kailyard” literature displeased the artspeakers of the late Victorian era who found it sentimental and cottagey, not nearly edgey enough, too sweat-blood-and-tears free, so to speak. James Barrie, author … Continue reading

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Works In Progress

Summer Solstice is fast approaching and my garden is almost ready to meet the longest day of the year! It has been a month (and some! ) of long days for me in the new garden. For what is an … Continue reading

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” O, to be in Blogland, now that April’s here…”

Dear Reader, Finally, I feel settled enough in my new house and studio to blog! Let me begin with these words of blessing. (I am also substituting “blog” for “hous” ) Not sayin' that I haven't cursed a bit in … Continue reading

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I stART the year..

…by looking back! Small wonder the god Janus is conceived as two-faced: with one face that looks back, the other that looks forward. So to look forward, I start from the experience of my 2013 Pilgrimage of Life In Art. … Continue reading

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