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Spring '96

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Cover Story: Home & Garden '96

Orchids: Take a Walk on the Wild Side by Sylvia Farrer Bornarth
Exotic and prolific, orchids are surprisingly easy to grow.

The Wacky World of Herbs by Joan Merkel Smith
Investigate the folklore, culinary and medicinal properties of herbs.

The Freshness of Spring photos by Mary Livingston, Raju Alagawadi & Gerry Fenclau

Cruising the Empire Herb Trail by Georgia Mullen
Public and private gardens cater to culinary, medicinal and fragrant properties of herbs.

Get Into a Gully by Susan Beckhorn
Enjoy the earthy ambience, but treat nature's secret garden with respect.

Building Good Compost by Susan Peterson
The rewards will be great if a little planning is taken in creating good soil additives.


The Open Door by Publisher Corrin Strong
Genesee Country drives the Information Highway.

Genesee Country Sketches: Vernal Voices by Scott Adamson
Hear the voices of spring sung by the American Woodcock, spring peeper and grey tree frog.

History: Indian Allan, frontiersman, peacemaker, lady's man by Donovan Shilling
Ebenezer Allan, one of the Genesee Country's first settlers, was mad about matrimony

Main Streets: Rushville, the land between the lakes by Margaret Nichols & Louise Smith
This tiny Ontario County hamlet is big on spirit

The Rites of Spring by Kirk House
Ancient Seneca Indian and turn-of-the-century customs rejoice that the earth shall bear again.

Just Folks: Marvin Rapp by Christopher Jon Peterson
This author of Canal Water & Whiskey took 70 years to compile his book on the Erie Canal.

For Art's Sake: Ralph Rubenstein, tinman by Michael Lasser
A tinsmith for 50 years, this Monroe County man is happiest with his hands on the metal.

Home Away from Home: The Belfast B&B by Cynthia Edney
Settle into a wicker chair on the porch of this Allegany County inn and observe everyday small town happenings.

Genesee Country Vignettes: The Chickadee & Me by Susan Beckhorn
A winter-weary bird is nursed to health and repays its savior with song

Views from the Genesee Country: Remembering on the Land by Cindy Mindell-Wong
Our most tragic moments are memorialized in gardens. The Vietnam, Korean War and AIDS memorial gardens.

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