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A Horticulturist in Winter

I can now say that I have been in public horticulture professionally for two decades now.  In that time I've been asked dozens of times "What ever do you do in the winter?".

The most recent question came during the Festival of Trees, accompanied by "Do you take a two month holiday?".

I wish! I've been wanting to write a rant an essay on this for years!

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The Butterfly [A]ffect(ed)

I was supposed to write about pollinator gardens, but Hurricane Isaias changed that.
. . . but did it really?  Bear with me as I meander and perhaps stretch a metaphor to its breaking point.

"You could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby ... changing something throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole."
— Fic...

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Winter - A Great Time To Volunteer!

"No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn." Hal Borland

This time of year, the chilly, dark winter has many of us staying inside with our fuzzy blankets, hot cocoa and Netflix.  The spring seems like it will never arrive.  If you’re experiencing a bit of the winter blues (and binge-watching another series,) we have a solution that will benefit you - and the Arboretum....

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