Happy Solstice! Though it rained most of our first day of Summer, we celebrate the longest day of the year with a sunny dandelion face. Look at all those golden rays! It’s Pollinator Week! Watch for posts this week about amazing species that deserve our respect and gratitude. Inaugural Milk Bottle Monday Posts! Milk Bottle… Continue reading Amazing Week Starts Now!
If you live in a part of the U.S. experiencing drought and/or above average heat, you might be thinking, “The next thing? Pouring an icy drink and moving as little as possible so as to not sweat for just one minute.” That is a fine idea. Do that. Then come back and keep reading. Welcome… Continue reading The Next Thing.
Three questions, three reasons, three ideas Two weeks ago, I did my typical morning look out the window to observe what had changed overnight in the yard. Finches on the feeder. Usual. Wren at typical post on the arbor. Green garden still growing well. And, did I just see something move *inside* the fenced raised… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Rabbits
Firstly, I am glad you are here. You’re curious. You care. Something brought you to this page. I’ve been saying that YOU can create ecology. The concept: bring about relationships between organisms and their environment by course of action or behavior. Specifically, we will be talking about human action/your behavior. The first thing to do… Continue reading Just One Thing.
The 2021 growing season is here! And YOU can create ecology. You might know someone who is really, really into gardening. Maybe that someone is you. Or maybe you have heard or read about all the maintenance tasks to have a really beautiful garden-yard-landscape. Watering. Weeding. Monitoring for diseases. Watching for signs of plant nutritional… Continue reading All. The. Things. (not!)
So very ready/red-y for hummingbirds. “I hate red,” is something I actually used to say. Didn’t like red clothes, didn’t (still don’t) like red cars, always preferred greens and silver for Christmas decor. And I avoided growing red flowers. Magenta? Sure! Those lovely, jammy shades between red and purple are some of my favorites (celosia,… Continue reading Red, Part II
Hello, everybody. My intention was to post the first “Color” of the CE blog last Sunday evening. The plan was “Red.” And it seems red was, most indeed, on the Universe’s agenda for me. Also pink. Lots of pink. The itch began just around Sunday dinnertime on my forearms. Mildly annoying at first. Petals of… Continue reading Red, Part I
Hey there. I write this post as my neighbor’s gasoline-run push-mower-with-the-squeaky-wheel permeates the soundscape. Notice he is not driving a tractor in this story, even though I’m about to tell you about my farm. And now I already feel like a liar, so I have some explaining to do. Every garden blogger who is Someone… Continue reading FUF
Six years ago, we bought a house in Midwestern zone 5a. Two large Norway maples, one overgrown lilac, an arbor vitae and two yews were rooted in the landscape as we first saw it that Winter. In Spring, a few crocuses bloomed briefly against the garage, monochrome green hostas appeared in three places, and a… Continue reading Creating Ecology