My grandmother raised chickens on a long, narrow city lot. They were a natural outcome for a farm girl transplanted to town. Fresh eggs were a significant part of my grandparents’ diet and that self-sufficiency appeals to me. 36 more words
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Hummingbirds are native to the Americas. The ones we see here in Montana migrate every season from Mexico and Central America. All species of hummingbirds need to eat often, in fact they consume 100% to 200% of their body weight each day, eating bugs and drinking flower nectar. 418 more words
This is the time of year when it’s a good idea to give perennials a bit of a taming!
The Chelsea chop (so called because it is usually carried out at the end of May, coinciding with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show) is a pruning method by which you limit the size and control the flowering season of many herbaceous plants. 266 more words