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What’s in a Name?
Well, what is in a name? A rose by any other name might smell as sweet. But if you’re in New England and the rose’s species name is Rosa multiflora, you have stumbled upon an invasive and better get rid of … Continue reading
Posted in plants, reflections, spring Tagged Indigenous peoples, invasive species, multiflora rose, native plants, native plants nursery, orchids, roses 16 Comments
What bugs me
Don’t worry; this isn’t a rant.
No, I’m just going to talk about bugs. Real bugs. Or, to be more precise: insects.
Let me tell you about the reeducation I’ve been getting as I pivot towards more native plants in the garden. Continue reading
Posted in animal life, pests and problems, plants Tagged Baltimore checkerspot, black chokecherry, black-eyed Susans, butterfly weed, Canadian hemlock, caterpillars, coral hairstreak, cranesbill, lupine, native plants, native plants nursery, painted lady, pin oak, serviceberry, sugar maple, summersweet, tiger swallowtail, wild bergamot, wild columbine, winterberry 10 Comments
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