September 18, 2014

Meditation Technically, we are in our Indian summer. We’ve had our first, very light, frost. The days are holding warm but that blush of fall color is spreading through the city. Pumpkins are just starting to turn color. Corn stalks are drying out. Before we know it, our trees will be afire with carmine and […]

September 11, 2014

Meditation I’ve written before about planting native flowers so I can attract pollinators who are adapted to my area. Now I’d like to go a little farther and talk about what makes a plant pollinator-friendly. For this purpose, pollinators can be bees, flies, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. We don’t have bats as pollinators in my […]

September 4, 2014

Meditation My favorite exercise besides gardening is riding my bike around town. As I go, I notice how many people have fruit trees in their back yards. Apples are a big favorite, but I also see a few cherry and peach trees. Although some of the fruit trees appear well tended, many are badly neglected. […]