It’s so good to see some peonies, daylilies and daffodils poking through the earth. Welcome back old friends.
Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf What Have Plants Ever Done for Us? Western Civilization in Fifty Plants, by Stephen Harris. Book Review by Nancy Brooks, Extension Master Gardener Continue reading →
My sweetheart has a thing about plant swaps. There are few things more likely to get him all misty eyed, other than a sweet puppy (his term for any dog of any age not in full-on attack mode) or a cowboy film where the guy gets the gal. The first time I went to a […]
The Garden Jungle or Gardening to Save the Planet by Dave Goulson I just finished reading what may be my favorite nature book ever and thought I’d recommend it. It’s called The Garden Jungle or Gardening to Save the Planet by Dave Goulson. I can’t say enough good things about it. The author is a […]
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY January January is the month that some lament the onslaught of winter storms, but for those that love the ways of nature, it’s a month of grand adventure and discovery. It’s a time to hike and breathe deeply under evergreen trees and, if Mother Nature cooperates, snowshoe on backcountry trails. […]
Seems my gardenia has a different take on what season it is. An unexpected surprise in late December.
F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 320. Bumblebee Why don’t elephants use cellular phones? So the rest of the world won’t know their plans. Interesting Fact: The bumblebee tongue (the proboscis) is a long, hairy structure that extends from a sheath-like modified maxilla. The primary action of the tongue is lapping, that is, repeated dipping of the tongue into […]
Bright red berries on a Hawthorn tree on a bright September day. The weather has certainly turned since the Equinox; we’ve had low pressure system after low pressure system every day for nearly a week. The rain is very welcome after a mostly dry September but there is a lot more to come this weekend […]