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The Cover
March 16, 2011


JAMA. 2011;305(11):1066. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.280

The form of a garden is most apparent in the late winter and early spring, after the colored leaves of the trees have fallen away to reveal the lines of the stems and branches. Although deciduous plants are dormant in winter, a garden may still have plenty of color, as seen in Spring (cover), by Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (1878-1935). In this image, green patches of cool-season grass and the blue shadows of the trees complement the orange clay of the hard-packed ground. Although the sun is still low in the sky, there is a hint of new growth as the first leaves of spring rattle in the breeze.

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