The Chickadees have moved out of the bird box which should relieve the Bluebirds who have kept watch on it. The Bluebird couple have been back scoping out the now vacant house. I’ve seen them do this for a few days: Mr & Mrs will fly around the box, Mr will hang on the neighbor’s… Continue reading Bluebirds
Wisteria is a sign of Spring. Long, tall vines stretch up the sides of trees of all kinds. Dormant in the winter, trees with these vines can look like a scary monster with the dusk sky lit up in the background. Vines covering the trees take over the branches and connect one tree to another… Continue reading Wisteria
Before you plant this season, read this. I was recently alerted by a Facebook group I belong to that Monsanto is taking over the home garden seed business. Monsanto, for those of you who only get your news and entertainment from my blog, is a bio-tech company responsible for most genetically-modified (GM) seeds sold throughout… Continue reading Monsanto In My Garden
Monarchs will be heading north around the end of March, maybe sooner. My milkweed is getting itself ready for the invading butterflies. My plants have new leaves, new shoots, new flowers. Keep track of the migration with Journey North. They have maps you can track migration of monarchs and other critters. As a citizen scientist you… Continue reading Milkweed
Crepe Myrtles: Crepe Murder: Friends don’t let friends commit crepe murder. Think before you prune.
I watched a news video this morning about a guy in Pennsylvania named Andy Strube who, because of a stink bug invasion at his homestead, invented a light that attracts stink bugs and thus kills them. It started with a duct tape adhesive covered coffee can over a light. Apparently it works because he started a business… Continue reading Stink Bug Traps