I took a vacation and here’s what greeted me when I got back.
I’ve been watching, for about 2 weeks, the bird box in my back yard. I got it several years ago at the Bird Fest in Fairhope. I actually had 2 and put one up on a tree at the house in Fairhope. It was home to to a family of sweet birds. This box sat… Continue reading Bird Box
Post-freeze update: the buds didn’t make it but the unripened peppers are doing well and ripening up nicely. So many!! Can’t wait to have them all ripe so I can make my pepper jelly.
I moved into my new house in March of this year (2015) and it was nicely landscaped. I knew there would be some flowering plants and I knew that there was plenty of room for improvement. What I didn’t know was where the sun and the shade would be and when. It is now June,… Continue reading New House, New Garden
Originally posted on OxfordHomeBlog – North Central Mississippi Real Estate:
I had a great time at the Lafayette County Oxford Public Library today leading a workshop on Backyard Wildlife Habitats and getting your yard certified. It is my favorite workshop to lead. I really missed my teaching partner, Tracy DiPietro. When I lived in South…
While it is always best, in my opinion, to plant organic in your food garden, not everyone in the U.S. has access to quality garden stores. If you live in one of these Garden-Store Deserts (meaning there are no quality garden stores) and grow vegetables and herbs from conventional nursery plants I want to caution… Continue reading Beware of Killer Plants
I do hope this one stays away from the front door to my house. Its web is attached to the far corner of my rather large porch. Last year a spider like this one strung himself up between the crepe myrtles along my front sidewalk and the first post on my porch. It was… Continue reading Garden Visitor
Boredpanda.com posted photgraphs of awesome art sculptures by Robin Wright called Dancing With Dandelions. Click this link to see the photographs: DANCING WITH DANDELIONS You can also enjoy my photograph of dandelions in my neighborhood here:
As I sat with my neighbor on her porch drinking coffee this morning, small pollinators were taking advantage of all of her flowering plants. This little anole found a prime spot for catching his breakfast. As fast as his tongue could capture the little flying bees, he was filling his belly. Smart.