Our property is a mystery.Continue reading Right on Schedule
How, exactly are we to celebrate National Houseplant Appreciation Day? Well, I’ll begin by sharing pics of my houseplants and their stories.Continue reading Happy Houseplants
This fern and moss collection is just what you anticipate seeing when you visit inside a restored blacksmith shop, right??Continue reading Unexpected Exhibits
Most of us don’t often get this close up to baby pine cones! The color surprised me as I strolled by, and I had to save the sight.
What a jumbled mess! I’ve encountered this vine from South Carolina to New England. These tough, thorny vines are the bane of anyone wanting to clear a little land by hand. Cat brier grows as a single stalk from seed, and produces an underground bulb. The longer the plant survives, the more underground bulbs are created. Most of these bulbs just lie in wait. When you think you’ve removed all of the vines, either by cutting or pesticide, the dormant bulbs will send out new shoots! For this reason, cat brier is eradicated more efficiently with a shovel than with shears, the sooner the better. Continue reading Framework
Taking a walk in February, we were surprised to come up on this bunch of green floating on in a small stream. It seemed so out of place and time, surrounded by the dreary browns and grays of winter woods! I have to share a close-up of it. Continue reading Life or Death?