Micro-Season: “The Plums Turn Yellow”

We are in the micro-season of "The Plum Turns Yellow". As a way to celebrate this season, we will investigate the ume tree, explore some culinary uses for ume, and read ume-inspired haiku by Kobayashi Issa, Yosa Buson, and others.

Thorns on a Swamp Rose

Over the brambles The Swamp Rose lures me closer Fingers hooked by thorns A Haiku by Mark The Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) is a perennial shrub that can grow up to 7 feet tall and is native to the eastern United States. As the name suggests, this plant prefers moist, acidic soil. The Swamp Rose... Continue Reading →

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