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Wildflowers or Weeds ~ Part 2

Last spring, I posted an article with pictures of all the wildflowers I found in my yard. (See “Wildflowers or Weeds.”) Some would call them weeds, but I find most of them quite acceptable in my yard. 409 more words

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Illustration from "Henbit and the Roly Poly" by Marty Donnellan

Illustration from “Henbit and the Roly Poly”, short chapter book by Marty Donnellan. Currently available on teacherspayteachers.com in a special format for struggling readers. This is the first of an all-new collection of illustrations. 7 more words


March Madness: The Final Four

No, not the Final Four of the NCAA.  These are the final four companion plantings to finish off March’s topic (perhaps a few days late). 961 more words

Urban Garden

Recipe Review: Henbit Flapjacks and David Hasselhoff

real live foraging

It got too tempting.  We caved.  Weeds are everywhere, and they’re

free, so it’s time to start putting our spatula where our mouth is. 426 more words

Actual Gardening


I’ve now seen four swallow species this spring in Oregon. This morning I added two: two Northern Rough-winged and a Barn. Both were feeding low over the water at Ashland Pond. 296 more words


The Friday Four: Flowers

Spring is my favorite season because of the warmer weather (although that’s coming on very slowly here in North Carolina!), more daylight, and flowers. (The pictures get larger when you click on them.) 30 more words

Animals And Nature