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River Oats: A Native Grass Worth Adding to your Landscape

I apologize for the less-than-stellar photo. It was windy, and all those dangly seed heads were dancing merrily with every gust. River Oats are a lovely native grass suitable for moist, shady spots in your piedmont garden. 519 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Finally, Rain!

Two months to the day after the last drenching, inch+ rain event on my yard, the rains finally returned. My rain gauge registered almost exactly a two-inch total for the event. 802 more words

Piedmont Gardening

A Tomato I-told-you-so

Sometimes I hate being right. When the company I usually order my tomato seeds from sent me a substitute without asking my permission, I had a feeling I was going to be disappointed. 621 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Journey to the Amazon

“Why would you want to go THERE?”

This seems to be the most common question I have been asked since announcing my next adventure. I was slightly shocked – after all, what nature enthusiast… 182 more words


Currently blooming trees and shrubs

The first heat wave of our not-yet-officially-summer season is well underway, alas. And the thunderstorms that doused many neighborhoods near me missed my house. Entirely. As in, no rain. 730 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Animal Visitations

Summer sunrises are complete in my yard, now that the Wood Thrushes are back for their nesting season. Their haunting voices — a cross between the airiness of a flute and the rich depth of an oboe — echo through shadowy woods as the rising sun shoots golden rays through holes in the canopy. 1,064 more words

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