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For Arbor Day: Plant the Right Tree

I’ve never paid much attention to Arbor Day until this year. I knew it was a day to celebrate trees and to encourage people to plant them. 1,702 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Grey Squirrels....vermin or attractive wild animals.

Grey Squirrels….vermin or attractive wild animals.

Grey squirrels have been part of the English countryside since the mid nineteenth century. Brought from North America they are a familiar sight in parks and gardens and probably the first wild animal a child gets to see and love in this country. 492 more words


Recent Blooms (mostly)

Is it just me, or is Spring flying by even faster than usual this year? I am running from dawn to dark and still my gardening to-do list continues to grow exponentially. 829 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Manja: The Invisible Killer

Kites, crows, barn, spotted and mottle wood owls are among Bangalore city’s most important bird species.

Every day they are taken by a silent and invisible killer – manja. 258 more words

Wildlife Management

A Fashion-following Fail: Leyland Cypress

A little less than thirty years ago, I was still fairly naive about yard landscaping. I was an ace on organic vegetable gardening, and I knew a lot about native plants, but I was mesmerized by all the glossy gardening magazines that demonstrated how we all should be landscaping our yards. 1,171 more words

Piedmont Gardening

snake who works for the government...? a civil serpent.

It’s no secret that I am not the biggest fan of snakes. The messed up part is, is that I’m scared of them biting me. However, snakes bites happen way faster than any mammal bite would, and it probably wouldn’t hurt as much. 522 more words