Weekend update

While there are not many spectacular flower blossoms to photograph and share yet, much has been happening on the "Farm."  Fruit trees, lilacs, berry bushes, willows, and red maples are all beginning to bud. Of course the daffs and fritillaria are up as well. Birds are arriving from the south in droves and have settled... Continue Reading →

Spring may have arrived…

At least I hope so.  The weather this weekend, although a chilly 30º F when I woke up this morning, is heading into the low to mid 50s with some sun!!  We haven't seen the sun in what feels like a lifetime. Temps for the next 10 days are looking good as well, remaining in... Continue Reading →

The New Pollinator Border

I'm taking an online gardening course from The English Gardening School, and as part of the course, I'm creating an expanded pollinator border in the front yard.  All of my mixed borders are actually pollinator-friendly, but this one is designed from the beginning with as many pollinator-attracting plants as I can squeeze in. Why the... Continue Reading →

April’s Around the Corner

  The tug-of-war between winter and spring still wages, and my money is on winter for at least the next 3 weeks or so.  But we've had a couple of days in the high 40s followed by some rain this afternoon through tomorrow, resulting in some much needed snow melt.  Of course we now have... Continue Reading →

Gardening for Wildlife

So, what does that mean exactly?  Well, for me, it means to garden with an eye toward creating a sanctuary for birds, pollinators, other insects, reptiles, and other wildlife.  To create an environment free of the toxins—the herbicides, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers that are poisoning us and the world around us—in which the local wildlife... Continue Reading →

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