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Arbor Day

Friday, April 27 – 2018 This year I decided to donate to the Foundation and am now a proud card carrying member. On the back of the card states the mission: We hope to...

Breaking Butterfly News

Breaking: The Butterflies are Back!! The Butterflies are Back! This weekend the Azalea Festival is going full-swing. I took in my share of fun, and my azaleas are blooming. However, the big news today...

Spring Cleanup

The Return Of Spring – Cleaning Up My Garden Every year I look forward to spring. I can’t wait to see my perennial plants, like old friends, pop their heads through the snow, still...

Strange St Patricks Day Tradition

Strange St. Patrick’s Day Tradition So, this will make my fourth blog post in as many days.  However, I feel inspired to share with you a particularly strange family tradition for St. Patrick’s day. ...

Spring Flowering Trees

Spring Flowering Trees Fall is the best time to plant trees. Get your trees in the ground before it freezes solid, and your trees will have an excellent chance of growing new roots and...

Have A Green Valentines Day

Have a Green Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day (almost) everyone!  Need a gift?  Ditch the pesticide/chemically drenched conventionally grown cut flowers and go green!  This morning, I learned that my husband is planning for...

Hello Holly

Hello Holly! The Christmas Holidays are almost upon us.  I have been procrastinating terribly, in terms of decorating my house.  No tree yet, no decorations up, no wreath on the door.  I will probably...

Garden Tasks For Late Fall

Garden Tasks for Late Fall September and October are the months to prepare your garden for the winter. In warmer areas, the fall is the time to plant cool-season vegetables. In colder climates, gardeners...