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Lots is going on in the person-manipulated natural world today in Salem.  First a visit to Gaiety Hollow, the Lord and Schryver home garden, where a crew of volunteers were putting down newspaper mulch in an effort to tame the hideous aegopodium…a nasty weed.

GARDEN

wet papers

on to Martha’s where Big Trees Today (I love them, they planted our dogwood) were arriving to plant four big and beautiful Katsuma trees in full fall foliage…

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root balls

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I had to leave…three more to go!!  By evening she’ll have a fall grove in the front garden.

Then on to the creek to see what David Craig has been up to…he’s a wit you know…

creek 1

strones

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a beautiful day to stand on the Church Street bridge…

creek

and now off to celebrate the auspicious 45th anniversary!

B&R