Gardens for Tiny Yards

Cleaning out the den the other day I found magazines that I hadn't looked at in years. In the interest of clearing space for my drafting table, I quickly flipped through them all just to make sure I wasn't missing anything I really HAD  to keep. And found a fun little article about gardening in... Continue Reading →

Grasses In The Garden

Grasses in My Garden--no, not MY garden, though after looking at these pictures, I'll definitely be adding some of them to MY garden--and YOURS. Admittedly, you need to have a fair sized garden to really appreciate these, and as you'll see, located in such a place where you'll SEE the flowers and seed heads backlit... Continue Reading →

Roses Roses Roses

Roses Roses Roses Roses, Rhodos and Peonies were my first loves--at least my first plant loves. And they still rank really high on that scale. But whereas rhodos and peonies are pretty self-sufficient once you start them off right, roses will almost always need a little more management. It's still "winter", even tho' most of... Continue Reading →

When to Start Your Spring Clean-Up

When to Start Your Spring Clean-Up Back in the Fall I wrote a post about NOT doing Fall clean-up. There are lots of reasons, not least is to leave some seed-heads for the birds. Well, it's mid-February, and the birds have eaten all the available seeds, and now there's a good reason to start your pre-Spring... Continue Reading →

Not Very Bright Squirrel:

Squirrel at the BIrd Feeder: I worried that a lot of rodent activity at the bird feeder would dissuade the birds from coming around. But with this kind of "rodent activity", I think I can relax.

Design a Wildlife Garden–Instalment Last

Design Your Wildlife Garden We've had an overview of the Wildlife Garden with "How to Design the Wildlife Garden". That covered a lot about Birds. Next were a bunch more B's--Planning Your Wildlife Garden--Bees, Butterflies, Beneficials. Finally, let's look at ponds and bogs. I've linked to NatureScape BC several times, and this is no exception: here's... Continue Reading →

Create a Welcoming Entryway

5 Ways to Create a Welcoming Entryway People approach your house in one of only two ways: either they drive up or they walk up. And if they drive up, they still walk to the door. How will you make that approach both welcoming and personal?  If you're ready to make some changes, and are not... Continue Reading →

Forcing Flowering Branches

Forcing Flowering Branches Winter. It's been cold and dry, and today it's cold and rainy. But a week ago I cut some branches from the forsythia across the street (from a warehouse site) to force into blooming. And today I have spring blooms in the living room. According to About.com,  azalea, beautybush, crab apple, flowering... Continue Reading →

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