Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!


Things have been going quite well in my garden this spring. We’ve received several bouts of heavy rain, but not so much that there have been floods that would damage roots. In between bouts of weeding (a never-ending chore) I’ve been having fun watching the succession of spring flowers in my garden. First up were

Rites of Spring


Ah spring, that season when hope triumphs over past experiences for gardeners. Not long ago I was out working in my garden and pondering the connection between what I was doing and the spring activities that have gone on since the dawn of time. some things just have to happen out in the garden every

The Kiss of An Admiral


Not long ago I was outside enjoying the warm spring air when I was joined by an unexpected visitor – a red admiral butterfly much like the photo shown here. It was flitting lazily in the breeze. I was holding my hands in the sunshine and, to my utter astonishment, it landed on the back of my left

Insect Heroes of the Garden

There’s a war going on outside your home. You might not hear the whine of mortar fire or the rumble of tanks but there are bad bugs all set to feast on your precious plants. Fortunately, there are also good bugs that are just as determined to hunt down and gobble up those aphids, thrips,

Pearls of Wisdom

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London


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