“Rain, rain, come and stay!”
Woe is me — I’ve lost my garden journal.
May. Isn’t it the best?
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 […]
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. […]
Meditation The end is beginning… The end of summer, that is. Why, what end were you thinking of? Days are visibly shorter. Nights are notably cooler. The lawn is a little greener. Plants that had barely held up in August heat are looking perky. A few have started setting fruit again. Yet the garden has […]
Meditation These days, there’s a lot of dissatisfaction with the role of government in our lives. Even, sometimes, the suggestion of outright rebellion. Although I understand the frustration, I have to ask… Have you ever heard of your county’s Agricultural Extension? How about Master Gardeners? City parks and green spaces? Community markets and gardens? News […]
Meditation So, yesterday. My son announced he’s dropping out of college because, strangely enough, partying all night doesn’t help get your homework done. Then I went to my afternoon sub call (I’m a school secretary and classroom aide) and arrived at the wrong school. While calling the right school to apologize, I found out I’d […]