Archive for August 20th, 2010

To shade, just add moisture

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Frame your yard with a low decorative brick wall. Positon one section under the shade of a modest magnolia. Revisit in several years. Look for shade- and moisture-loving colonists. Grab a cold one. Come back in several more years. I’m wondering how old this particular colony is, maybe three decades?

Now you know how lichenometry works.