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
First day of Spring has arrived, along with a freeze warning for North Mississippi and a snowstorm for a number of northern cities. But, it is Spring so let us rejoice! I was in New Orleans this past week and spotted some great container gardens. Most houses are on postage-stamp-sized lots providing just enough room… Continue reading Container Gardening
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
We’ve had quite a bustle in our hedgerow this weekend. After I added an extra bird feeder near the azaleas, the neighborhood birds have been feasting like crazy. Cardinals, Titmouse, Yellow Finch, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, Towhee and more have made my yard their dining room. Placing the feeder near the hedgerow of azaleas provides… Continue reading Is There a Bustle in Your Hedgerow?
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
Colossians 1:28: We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
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
I left you all, in my blog part one, with the knowledge that I was going to eradicate the moles and grubs in my yard come hell or high water. I didn’t know it would be so hard. I consulted my trusted Garden Shop owner who started off the conversation with “there’s no good way to get… Continue reading Wildlife in My Backyard, Part II
I love gardening. I also love storing information for later use but my library is taking over the house to where I have no more room for books and magazines and how-to articles (until I find a bigger house). Enter Pinterest; an online pin board for all of your interests. It’s a great way to… Continue reading Gardening with Pinterest