Beak to Beak…

Beak to Beak…

Plants Uncategorized
This morning, just before 7 AM, a pair of Cardinals sat side by side at the top of the bird feeder. Bright male turned his head and gave what looked like a kiss to his demure partner on his right. A few moments later, she  turned to him and did the same. Pure charm and love is in the air in Green Jeannie’s garden. I know, though, that they were waiting patiently for me to ... Read more
It’s ART…

It’s ART…

Out & About Uncategorized
A body in motion is art, whether in the lyric expression of a ballerina, the speed of an Olympic runner, or the swing of a golf master. Or….the motion of a gardener? Not so much. At least we don’t think of it this way as we are after an end result not a glamorous process. Gardeners are like the crew of a stage production, the sometimes unsung heroes, yet our work is what makes the show go on. Yet ... Read more
Leaf Wars…

Leaf Wars…

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Haddon Heights is full of big, old trees, a charming feature for any town. It was a big draw for us when we decided to move to “Heights,” as it is fondly called, back in 2006. Last weekend, Noisy Neighbor, the one who wore a night light helmet so he could mow the lawn in the dark, moved out. Gabi thought he was a vampire since he only seemed to come out at night to ... Read more
More than a Four Letter Word…

More than a Four Letter Word…

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I am amazed at the degree to which I continue to lose to the the rodent population in my suburban garden. The asters I planted this spring? Bunny chewed one of the three down to the ground so many times it won’t bloom this year. The festival light string that illuminates the arbor? Squirrel must have a dietary plastic deficiency as he has chewed through the wiring, even though it was sprayed with a hefty dose of Bitter Apple. The list could ... Read more
Bed Bugs…

Bed Bugs…

Design & Garden Tips Uncategorized
Maybe you’ve been to a plant or garden conference. And if you have, you might have heard a talk delivered by an entomologist. Bug Guys, I call them. Although I’m sure there are Bug Gals, too, I’ve only heard talks from the Guys. For such a long time I thought plant folk were the most passionate about their topic; I stand corrected in that these bug-guys are reallyreallyreally into theirs.  It’s hard to not get excited about bugs ... Read more