Archive for March, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Orleans

by Caroline Brown

Hi everyone, I had a last minute business trip to New Orleans for a client, but only for a couple of days. This place is wacky in so many ways, good and bad. The people seem great all around though. I’ll be back in Rhode Island tonight, where the high temperature today is supposed to be 40 DEGREES LESS than here in New Orleans.

Last night I ate dinner in an outside courtyard surrounded by palms and giant blooming hibiscus and covered by an impenetrable canopy of blooming wisteria. The petals kept falling on the table while we were eating. And I still live in New England WHY?

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Invasive plants reconsidered

by Caroline Brown

I’ve been thinking a lot about invasive plants lately, because earlier this month I attended the Ecological Landscape Association’s winter conference where they were quite the hot topic, and I’m also preparing to write about them for one of my clients.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Vernal equinox: new beginnings

by Caroline Brown

Books of natural history make the most cheerful winter reading.

— Henry Thoreau, “Natural History of Massachusetts”

Hello readers and blog friends. Happy first day of spring….a welcome day for all, especially in the colder parts of the world. I took a winter break from blogging to enjoy a cheerful winter of reading “books of natural history” and to give myself a mental and physical respite from the electronic world.

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