Zen and the Art of Landscape Maintenance

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“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ Buddha Most people today seem to be constantly busy –constantly rushing from one place to another — constantly texting or talking on cell phones or checking the internet or listening to music. The big problem with that, for me anyway, is that my … Read More

Beautyberry Plants help beat the skeeters

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I’ve always loved the American Beautyberry plant (Callicarpa americana), not just because it produces beautiful purple berries in the fall, but because every bird and critter that moves through my yard love to munch on those berries. Being a wildlife lover, I appreciate any plant that attracts more wildlife. Wildlife: The fruit is high in moisture content and is an … Read More

Orchid from Heaven

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I don’t really remember how my  husband Tom and I got interested in orchids. Gardening was a hobby for both of us before we met.  He was more interested in growing plants for food, and had a large vegetable garden in his backyard. I was interested in birds and butterflies although back then, I knew nothing about host plants and … Read More