Author Archives: Ann Lovejoy

Spring Without Bees? Plant More Flowers!!!!

Beeless blossoms are everywhere this spring Where Are The Bees? Here we are in the middle of April, many gardens are bright with blossoms, and all those luxuriant spring flowers ought to be alive with bees. But they’re not. Granted … Continue reading

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The Bliss of Going Wild

Native flowering currant is a pollinator magnet Rewilding Our Property Plant By Plant My favorite garden spaces always have at least a touch of the wild about them. Sometimes it’s a matter of allowing plants to tumble over the edges … Continue reading

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Craftivism Is Creative Activism

Turning crafting skills into support for causes we love (art by LR) Gentle Yet Effective Activism Over the years, I’ve written dozens of newspaper articles about native plants, with varying responses (of course). A recent one that compared a naturalistic … Continue reading

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Reimagining Trash into Treasure

Upcycling clothing with patching is satisfying and fun Fashion Frolic A few days ago, I hosted a delightful event where several dozen participants brought in garments for a reimagining session. Folks brought in all sorts of things, from a 60-plus-year-old … Continue reading

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