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Oak Seedlings

photo and text by Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors editor Polly Saltonstall These are not ferns or any other low growing ground cover. Rather they are oak seedlings. The result of last year’s massive acorn drop. I read somewhere that oak trees plan this. They go a 4 or 5 years without producing many acorns, […]

A Very Small Tree

text and photograph by Jennifer Steen Booher of Quercus Design The only part of my garden that gets weeded regularly are the edges by the front walk. As I go in and out of the house I notice weeds, pull them, and usually leave them on the sidewalk as I run off to my appointment. […]

World Of The Plant Galls

photograph by Tony Oppersdorff text by Kyrill Schabert You find them in the woods on low shrubs or fallen on the path from the canopy above: spiny excrescences, hairy balls, pinecone- or flower-shapes. They are the plant galls caused by insects, fungi, bacteria or viruses. Some harmful to the host, others benign or rarely (as […]

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