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Linda Brazill
I'm an artist by training, a journalist by trade and a gardener by choice.
Interests: art, books, antiques, food and entertaining, design and decorative arts, interiors and gardens, textiles.
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According to National Weather Service date Dane county (where Madison is located) has had 75 tornadoes between 1844 and 2010) though the data seems a bit confusing to me. Though Wisconsin is not really in the national “Tornado Alley” we do live in a part of the state that gets more than its fair share. We have had destructive touchdowns within a couple of miles of our house at least twice in the 20 years we’ve lived here. Luckily I was wearing my grubby clothes. I used a wash cloth and back brush in the shower and still had some on me when I was done!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Enough already! at Each Little World
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The rain has made for a very lush garden and I guess too much rain is better than too little. We've had some water in the basement but not a crisis, so that's good.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Enough already! at Each Little World
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A few drivers have run over the sign if you can believe it, both in the winter and summer.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Life in the street at Each Little World
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Nice to have some plants that look good and can take a beating.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Life in the street at Each Little World
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One of the few Alliums I grow.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Life in the street at Each Little World
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I believe it is a rock hard egg!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Mostly wordless Wednesday at Each Little World
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I may complain about the rain but I would rather be in my situation than yours. So nice to not have to schlep hoses around. Lush is always better than the opposite.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on New growth at Each Little World
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Had no idea there were NA native versions of Stewart. I am going to have to check them out.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Stewartia season at Each Little World
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Alas my bunnies are very impolite! Someone just ate a lovely two-year old giant Thalictrum as it was starting to come into bloom. Feel like I am doing more caging than gardening.
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You're right that it is unusual to have a tree blooming now. I am used to it and hadn't really thought about it.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2017 on Stewartia season at Each Little World
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Ours does get afternoon shade. It is also narrower than it might be from shade and nearby competition from other trees.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2017 on Stewartia season at Each Little World
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Only because they fall on our so-called grass which needs all the help it can get.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2017 on Stewartia season at Each Little World
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I realize I am creating a great critter habitat here, but it is still hard when they decide to munch on my newest plants.
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Now I know what baby turkeys are called. Went out into the garden a while ago and discovered the bunnies just ate my two year old, mail-ordered Thalictrum that looked like it might bloom this year. Hmmm, maybe a dog is not as good a solution as I was thinking.
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That is exactly why I love that photo. I thought it would be fun to use it as the basis for a drawing because then I would not have to worry about perspective!
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2017 on Wordless Wednesday at Each Little World
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It is hard to view it as anything other than a bore and a water hog with no environmental vale.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Polar opposites at Each Little World
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I don't think it was irrigated but am not really sure. We are getting enough rain this to maintain that much lawn but you can't count on the weather as we all know. I think most of us gardeners care too much, but that's what gardening is all about.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Polar opposites at Each Little World
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How is it possible we have all these similarities now, but I don't think we saw them in each other when we were young? Thanks for commenting. It keeps us close even at a distance.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2017 on Not quite vases on Monday at Each Little World
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Yes, I did post twice and then added that bit at the end of the rain post. Just a little Monday confusion!
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2017 on Not quite vases on Monday at Each Little World
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Yes, two posts.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2017 on A rain "event" at Each Little World
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Why do we think of the PNW as rainy? Certainly the Midwest would be considered hot and sunny and humid, though usually not as bad as D.C.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2017 on A rain "event" at Each Little World
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That allium is 'Summer Beauty' and it is in lots of public gardens around here, so almost everyone I know grows it. It is a nice size and color for bouquets. I put it with some Astrantia and small Hosta blooms the other day and it looked great.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2017 on Not quite vases on Monday at Each Little World
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I certainly will not be surprised if that turns out to be the case. At the least, I bet we just reached our typical July rainfall.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2017 on A rain "event" at Each Little World
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Isn't that so often the way. The solution that is more economical turns out to have other issues like time involved pruning that you don't discover until you've already made the first decision.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2017 on Green globes at Each Little World
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We've lost a few trees to storms and it is always a shock. Also have had big changes in light from trees taken down on both sides of our house by neighbors. Nothing seems to stay the same for long.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2017 on Green globes at Each Little World
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