Category Archives: Wildlife

Grasses, Please – Hold the Mower!

“In the laying out of lawns and artistic gardens, a few of the many beautiful hardy grasses should not be overlooked.  Their stateliness, tropic luxuriance, and soft colors harmoniously punctuate the prevailing green, while their graceful, sinuous yielding to every … Continue reading

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A Perfect First Fruit Tree

One evening, when I was five years old, I ate an entire package of Fig Newtons.  The result was entirely predictable and I never ate another one or anything containing figs until more than forty years later.  As childhood traumas … Continue reading

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Is Your Garden Listed in the Butterfly Travel Guide?

It could be, with very little work or expense – just some basic ingredients and you’ll be on your way! I’m a big fan of wildlife in the garden, both as a gardener and as a designer; in fact, in … Continue reading

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Threesome

………….as in my garden, my camera and myself.  We are a love connection.   I love taking pictures; I always have, but now that I have a good digital SLR camera, I’m an addict.   I’ve taken photographs of everything … Continue reading

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The Zen of Weeding

I love weeding. I know what you’re thinking.  I didn’t always feel that way.  Hang with me a few minutes; let me explain. Several years ago, while I was a Horticulture student, I worked as a summer intern at the … Continue reading

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