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The Great Butterfly Bush Debate

Butterfly Bush, Buddleia davidii, has been widely bashed from garden writers, ecologists, and conservationists. Attacked from all sides by master gardeners and other garden professionals, I am sticking to my guns on the benefits and pleasures of planting it. 922 more words

Insects And Butterflies

A year of the pond

It’s been about a year since we restored our pond and I’d like to share with you just how well it has developed in such a short time. 948 more words


Trumpet Vine on Salem Road

When you see Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) in bloom, start looking and listening for hummingbirds. The Ruby-throated hummingbird finds this native irresistible. It is also the host to a large sphinx moth and provides protected nesting site for birds. 198 more words

Pound Ridge

The Majestic Prairie

As you drive along in rural Scott county Illinois, close to our driveway, you can’t help but notice one of nature’s wonders from the past. A patch of Big Blue Stem prairie grass stands guard as it did years ago. 337 more words

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'Naked Ladies'

The Lycoris squamigera are in bloom, also referred to as ‘naked ladies’. We have them growing in part shade ( they also do well in sun) along the display beds. 210 more words

Life At Fernwood

Seeds of Change


“Only those who sow seeds of change

can hope to grow and reap a harvest.”


Andrea Goeglein

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2015

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Gardening In Williamsburg