Sura Jeselsohn

The Art of the Garden – Common Plants, Uncommon beauty

Plant Choices at 3725 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10463 Now in Part III of the Garden Design, we finally consider the plants. Tree Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) –  This is a native tree with multi-season interest. It blooms with white flowers in early spring and in the fall sports red fruits and scarlet-red foliage. …

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The Art of the Garden – Flowery Oasis

These days everyone is walking outdoors! Corona is a hard master and some of my Riverdale friends  are even taking  twice daily constitutionals. Although there are many picturesque streets and numerous parks here, Riverdale is a relatively small neighborhood with approximately 48,000 residents. And from the perspective of my windows, most of them are on …

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Speedy Red Dots

I clearly prefer the growing months to the wintertime with its uncomfortably low temperatures. However, one consequence of the higher temperatures of spring and summer of which I am not enamored are the assorted creatures that enter my house. While I will get the occasional mouse, the really unwelcome visitors are insects! Weeks ago I …

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Writing Is Work!

While reading became a source of great pleasure for me, writing is an altogether different matter. Elementary school was full of compositions and book reports. In high school and beyond, no semester was complete without at least one research paper. And I cannot say that I ever enjoyed it! Sometimes the research was personally interesting, …

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