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By Steve Kawaratani | September 18, 2009
“Anemone, your gorgeous colors seem to beckon me...” Autumn begins Tuesday, although I celebrated the end of summer with the closing of the festivals and the reopening of our schools this month. Catharine and I will gladly mark the end of a summer that began coolly, and then morphed into hot and overcast. I welcome the season considered the second spring. One of fall’s pleasures is watching nurseries fill their shelves with bulbs. Many have set out displays of paper white narcissus, and it’s not too early to purchase others, particularly the anemone.
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September 26, 2003
Steve Kawaratani "People get a bad impression of weather by continually trying to ... predict what it will do next." -- KATHARINE WHITEHORN "Anemone, your gorgeous colors seem to beckon me ... " -- SUNG TO YESTERDAY Autumn officially began on Tuesday -- although I celebrated the end of summer with the closing of the festivals and the reopening of our schools earlier this month. Catharine and I will gladly mark the end of a summer that began coolly and then morphed into hot and overcast by the time it was supposed to end. I expectantly welcome the season that is considered the "second spring."
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By STEVE KAWARATANI | September 8, 2006
"Anemone, your gorgeous colors seem to beckon me ? " (sung to the tune of "Yesterday") "No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety." ? Publilius Syrus I am always astonished by how many gardeners reach only half their potential in their chosen avocation and exist merely as half-gardeners. I refer to those who enjoy the "idea" of flowers and wish for a splash of color in the garden, but who do not enhance their personal pleasure by adding the spice of color. Anemone coronia, fulgens and hortensis are the most popular species, and from these the best known are its Tecolote hybrids from Santa Maria, Calif.
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By Steve Kawaratani | January 8, 2010
“Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.” The onset of the New Year has found me getting back to the garden, to loiter and unwind from the demands of the holidays. Old problems are resolved there and new challenges met. My occasional bouts with stress dissolve to make room for calmer introspection. Your questions for the Plant Man, for this first month: Q. What is the most important garden job this month? A. January is the month for pruning.
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By Steve Kawaratani | December 28, 2007
?An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves.? ? Bill Vaughan ? I wish the final week of the holidays had been a bit more leisurely. There just wasn?t enough left of me to complete everything after the season?s obligations. I even had to give Catharine an I.O.U. of what I wanted to give her for Christmas. At least our lights shone brightly at home! The recent strong winds that covered our patio with leaves have become symbolic.
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By STEVE KAWARATANI | January 12, 2007
"Find something beautiful every day... like the way the morning light catches a leaf as it falls gently to the ground."  -- Catherine Cooper "All the leaves are brown … " -- The Mamas & the Papas Kkreeck, kkreeck. The nearly soothing sound of the rake had lured me back to the garden. The fact that the recent strong winds had covered our patio with leaves was irrelevant. It was the act of getting back to the garden — to loiter, unwind and defrost from the demands of the holidays that was important.
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January 7, 2005
STEVE KAWARATANI "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." -- Oprah Winfrey "January made me shiver ... " -- Don McClean The onset of the New Year has found me getting back to the garden, to loiter and unwind and defrost from the demands of the holidays. Problems are solved there, commitments reaffirmed and new challenges invented. My occasional bouts with moodiness dissolve to make room for calmer introspection.
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January 3, 2003
THE GARDEN FANATIC "Each age has deemed the new-born year The fittest time for festal cheer." -- SIR WALTER SCOTT "On the road again ... " -- WILLIE NELSON The days moved so quickly ... the holidays have yielded to a new year. Admittedly a little worn, Catharine and I are defrosting from the demands of the holidays in Baja. Old commitments will be reaffirmed and new challenges invented. Your questions for the Plant Man, for this first month of the year included: Q: What is the most important garden job this month?
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By Steve Kawaratani | September 18, 2009
“Anemone, your gorgeous colors seem to beckon me...” Autumn begins Tuesday, although I celebrated the end of summer with the closing of the festivals and the reopening of our schools this month. Catharine and I will gladly mark the end of a summer that began coolly, and then morphed into hot and overcast. I welcome the season considered the second spring. One of fall’s pleasures is watching nurseries fill their shelves with bulbs. Many have set out displays of paper white narcissus, and it’s not too early to purchase others, particularly the anemone.
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By STEVE KAWARATANI | September 8, 2006
"Anemone, your gorgeous colors seem to beckon me ? " (sung to the tune of "Yesterday") "No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety." ? Publilius Syrus I am always astonished by how many gardeners reach only half their potential in their chosen avocation and exist merely as half-gardeners. I refer to those who enjoy the "idea" of flowers and wish for a splash of color in the garden, but who do not enhance their personal pleasure by adding the spice of color. Anemone coronia, fulgens and hortensis are the most popular species, and from these the best known are its Tecolote hybrids from Santa Maria, Calif.
NEWS
September 26, 2003
Steve Kawaratani "People get a bad impression of weather by continually trying to ... predict what it will do next." -- KATHARINE WHITEHORN "Anemone, your gorgeous colors seem to beckon me ... " -- SUNG TO YESTERDAY Autumn officially began on Tuesday -- although I celebrated the end of summer with the closing of the festivals and the reopening of our schools earlier this month. Catharine and I will gladly mark the end of a summer that began coolly and then morphed into hot and overcast by the time it was supposed to end. I expectantly welcome the season that is considered the "second spring."
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