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Gardener’s Corner

Gardener’s Corner

A gardener in spring is like a kid on Christmas morning, with newly decorated trees leafing out over plants and flowers opening like gifts. Most gardeners bide their...

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Volunteer of the Year!

Volunteer of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce Robb Turner as SHR’s 2020 volunteer of the year.  This is Robb’s second year in a row to earn this honor and we are mighty fortunate to have...

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Gardener’s Corner

Gardener’s Corner

Director of Horticulture, Eric Kimbrel With the leaves now gone, we can make proper pruning cuts, eliminating bad branch structure in trees and shrubs.  Dead branches...

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Leave the leaves

Leave the leaves

Fall is the natural world’s swan song for the growing season. Colors from trees and shrubs glow brilliantly as they bid us adieu until next spring.  The beauty of fall...

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Fall Gardener’s Corner

Fall Gardener’s Corner

Fall seemed to arrive quickly this year. Cool temperatures twenty degrees below average always get my attention.  But guess what?  The plants were expecting it! The...

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Fabulous Fungi

Fabulous Fungi

Visitors to the Reserve this season have noticed an unusual abundance and variety of mushrooms popping up everywhere, given the increase in rainfall this season.  In...

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Summer Gardener’s Corner

Summer Gardener’s Corner

Summer on a mountain is a somewhat different when it comes to gardening.  We can continue planting thanks to slightly cooler temperatures and regular rain.  Planting in...

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