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Garden’s end

The winter garden–my winter garden in far western New Jersey–usually lasts into January or February, but when the garden interest diminishes sufficiently I look forward to the annual burning and cutting–firmly ending the year and preparing a clean palette for spring. Its lifespan, like ours, is unpredictable. Three days after I took these photos we had freezing rain and snow; that left most of the grasses looking like white humps in the landscape. Then it snowed again, and again, and again.

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