Category Archives: Pollinators

Hummers & Butterflies Love Hardy Fuchsias

Print PDFHardy Fuchsias reviving after deep freezes Coming Back After Cold Where winter froze the bones of tender garden favorites, it’s always wise to wait a while before deciding if a beloved plant is truly toast. Judging by readers’ questions, … Continue reading

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Birds Love Seeds, Bunnies Love Greens

Print PDFIllustration by Garth Williams (from Margaret Wise Brown’s book, Mister Dog) Giving Seed Saving New Meaning Seeds are such little miracles, bundles of protein and promise. Seeds can nurture living beings and create new plants. Seeds can also invite … Continue reading

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Planting Peas By Lilac Leaves

Print PDF Snow peas and greens are rarin’ to go Saint Patrick’s Day, Maybe Years ago, when I was just getting started with edible gardening, more experienced gardeners assured me that the proper time to plant peas was on Saint … Continue reading

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Lose The Lawn, Mitigate Climate Change

Print PDFProtecting pollinators nurtures life on the planet Making The Best Of The Worst Argh! Seems like every day brings more dire news about the environmental devastation climate change is causing. It makes me cry; sorrow for the planet feels … Continue reading

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