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Nature Challenge Day 3: May Rain


Blogging friend, Y,  invited me to join the Seven Day Nature Challenge last Saturday.

For this third day of the challenge, I’ll invite you again to join in.  77 more words

Nature Photography

Queen Alexandra Garden Kickoff!

Join us on Thursday, May 26 at Queen Alexandra Elementary for a Garden Project Kickoff!

This year Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House received an Evergreen Learning Grounds… 123 more words

Community Development

Tips for Gardening on the Prairie

The prairie: wide open, grassy spaces that aren’t just for Laura Ingalls Wilder! Over the past 150 years, prairie land was converted into homesteads, agricultural fields, highways, cities, and other usable land. 373 more words


Worth the wait

On May 19, two Eastern Black Swallowtail butterflies emerged after wintering over in chrysalis stage.

Back in early November, I had collected three caterpillars threatened by a deep freeze, placed them in a butterfly enclosure, supplied the cats with plenty of fennel — they are hearty eaters, and kept their enclosure clean. 201 more words

Attack of the Giant Hogweed! Run for Your Life!

One side effect of clearing the field last year was the invasion of some less than welcome plants. Namely, wild parsnip (pastinaca) and cow parsnip ( 567 more words

Some Flowers Are Worth the Effort

It’s my rule never to plant annuals. They’re a waste of time because the plants die in their first year. They must be planted again & again, each year, hence the moniker: annual. 329 more words

Seasonal Color

Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Mountain Laurel is a tall, exceptionally handsome, evergreen shrub with shiny, leathery leaves that make beautiful winter-season roping.  44 more words

MG In The Garden