Monthly Archives: August 2015

During Drought Plant Succulents to Aid our Feathered Friends

Originally published July 2011. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about annuals that bloom all summer – moss rose and purslane. Both of these annuals happen to be succulents. Succulents are notorious for holding water – think cactus or … Continue reading

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Asparagus Fern Adds Lushness to Stark Landscapes

Originally published July 2011. With no rain in sight and temps continuing to hover around 100 degrees in most of the U.S., there is no doubt your landscape is suffering right now. Hopefully, you have a few pops of ornamental … Continue reading

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Birdhouse Gourds

Originally published August 2011. I admit a few years ago I planted birdhouse gourd vines merely for the fun of it. The picture on the seed packet looked very interesting and I knew I would be happy if the vines … Continue reading

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Animal Idioms

Before I left on vacation,  I witnessed a dove at my bird feeder “ruffle up his feathers” toward a very aggressive blue jay. This brought to mind an idea I’ve had on the back-burner – to talk about some of … Continue reading

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Zingy Zinnias

  I’ve always had a love for gardening, even as a young kid. Zinnias were the first flowers I planted from seed. I believe I’ve had some variety of zinnia in my yard every year since. The former statements should … Continue reading

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