Monthly Archives: June 2011

A shade model of the whole property

After several false starts with handmade terrain and paper plot plans, I’ve discovered Google Earth Terrain.  Downloading this data for my neighborhood has enabled me to adjust the model so the parcel boundaries, fences, trees, roads and neighboring structures all … Continue reading

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Dame’s Rocket and Bittersweet Nightshade

The botany books and Internet searches have helped to identify two more wildflowers in the backyard:  Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara).  Dame’s Rocket is “prohibited” in Massachusetts due to its non-native invasive behavior.  (It that sounds … Continue reading

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