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A Royal Visitor

Just yesterday, I was talking to a woman who had been bitten by a copperhead the previous day. She was incredibly lucky. She was weeding a densely packed flowerbed — bare-handed — when she felt a sudden hard sting on two knuckles. 849 more words

Native Wildlife

Week 22 Wild About Wildlife (Australia)

Poor Johnny Depp is having a weekus horribilis.  In a week of significant personal tragedy, a tomato he threw also came back to pulp him.  Barnaby Joyce had a surprisingly sharp come back to his schoolyard insult: 713 more words


2016 Tree Tally

It’s been a very busy year so far: I’ve added Home School duties to my list with Aurelius beginning class one and we’ve had a couple of great long term WWOOFers who have kept the productivity rolling on the home front but it hasn’t left much time for tree counting and blog writing! 659 more words


A Perfect Opportunity to Fill a Landscape Gap – or Two: The NC Botanical Garden’s Native Plant Festival on May 21

If you’ve lived in the southeastern piedmont region of the United States for long, you’ve probably heard the oft-repeated phrase, “fall is for planting.” And it is a guideline worth taking seriously. 1,077 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Recovering from a Late-spring Hard Freeze

The damage to one of my hollies (They all looked like this.) in the above photo occurred this past Wednesday, April 6, when the temperature at my house fell to 26.8 degrees. 1,451 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Glory in the Morning

My rain gauge recorded 1.77 inches of rain from yesterday afternoon until early this morning. The clouds parted by about 10:00 a.m., leaving clean air (no pollen!), moist ground, and almost visibly growing plants. 537 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Week 11 Fauna Rescue of South Australia (Australia)

Koala Koala – we love you
But we chop down your home
And you run
Koala, Koala – where do you go
When we take your gum tree away? 492 more words