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For the birds
I was wondering whether there’s anything going on outside that you might want to hear about, and I thought: BIRDS! Who doesn’t love them and want more of them around?
So I looked into birds. That’s when it got interesting. Like a train wreck is interesting.
But hang on, because I also found some inspiration. Continue reading
Posted in animal life, pests and problems, plants Tagged amaryllis, Audubon Society, bird baths, bird feeders, birds, black swallowtail, caterpillar, climate change, Douglas W. Tallamy, extinction, killdeer, milkweed, mockingbird, monarch butterfly, NABCI, narcissus, Native Plant Finder, native plants, North American Bird Conservation Initiative, parsley, peppermint oil, seed catalog, State of the Birds, strawberry, whooping crane 12 Comments
Your holiday grab-bag
Am I the only one who gets kind of taken over by the holidays?
I doubt it. In fact, I suspect you didn’t even realize that it’s been 11 days since my last post. Right? Because you’ve been busy: Continue reading
Posted in plants, winter Tagged amaryllis, brunnera, Gertrude Jekyll, holiday, horse manure, narcissus, panda, snow, wormwood 11 Comments
December’s Dull Drums
Other months might spring up or creep up on you or unveil themselves.
December descends. Sometimes with a splat, sometimes with a thump. Sometimes with a whammy.
This time I’d call it a thump. Continue reading
Posted in garden tasks, plants, winter Tagged amaryllis, bulbs, Chanukah, daylight, earthenware pots, herbs, holiday, indoor gardening, mulch, plastic pots, raised beds, rosemary, sage, salt-marsh hay, snow, solstice, sunrise, sunset 9 Comments
That time of year: Again, but different
Thanksgiving is out of the way till next year, and now Chanukah (starts Dec. 10!) and Christmas (Dec. 25!) and Kwanzaa (starts Dec. 26!) are bearing down on us. It seems to be a Thing, this past week, for everyone from The New York Times to local stores’ e-letters to provide a list of gift suggestions for the holidays.
Why should I be any different? Continue reading
Posted in people, plants, tools, winter Tagged AHTA, amaryllis, American Horticultural Therapy Association, canning, Chanukah, charity, Christmas, food bank, forcing bulbs, Gardener's Supply Company, gift, heritage seeds, holiday, horticultural therapy, hunger, hyacinth, IRS, Kwanzaa, narcissus, organic seeds, sasanqua camellia, seed catalog, seed company, seeds, Thanksgiving 11 Comments