11/09/19 11:00am

SYLVESTER MANOR PHOTOS
Sylvester Manor invited the public to help plant spring bulbs on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Manor Gardens. Led by volunteer landscape architect Kate Bolton, the manor hosted what director Tracy McCarthy called ‘a small but dedicated crew’ of about six people who helped to plant a variety of bulbs that were reflective of the Fiske and Horsford eras at the Manor.

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09/29/19 3:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
It’s time to put the garden bed to bed.

I write this in the midst of a burst of summer, not fall, weather. It’s true that it gets darker earlier, but that really is little help to a plant trying to go dormant. That plant needs cooling breezes and there aren’t any. And none due for a week or more. Global warming seems to have arrived.

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10/04/15 3:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO There are different varieties of solidago, otherwise known as goldenrod. I have several plants of a lovely arching type with tiny flowers but love the wild ones that are blooming everywhere now. Here they are, cut for the house.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO There are different varieties of solidago, otherwise known as goldenrod. I have several plants of a lovely arching type with tiny flowers but love the wild ones that are blooming everywhere now. Here they are, cut for the house.

Fall began last week. The evenings are wonderfully cool and the mornings are at least a little dry. Here and there leaves are beginning to turn and I have laid a fire in the fireplace, although I haven’t lit it yet.

But a glass of wine on the deck (with cat) ends earlier than it did. Sad? Not really. Every season lasts a little too long for me, which may be another way of saying I simply need to be less impatient. (more…)