Here’s a very interesting take on alternatives to the very popular “Butterfly Bush” that is/has become a go-to plant for many gardener’s. I am a big fan of finding a “native solution” to design whenever possible and the list provided by the author is a good one. Solutions for a continuous bloom time from May […]Read More 6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw
The real criminals are those “people” in the Asian market who somehow think they “need” ivory , , , the article c&p below Bloody Ivory An unsustainable four elephants are killed in Africa every hour for the ivory in their tusks. But while impoverished locals are enlisted to pull the triggers, it is highly organised […]Read More Bloody Ivory
American Nurseryman chimes in on deer resistant plants. It’s not like we haven’t seen a list very similar to this before-we have, but that doesn’t mean we can’t run the list again, and again. Why, well people forget, or lose that list, or link to that list. Personally I have had a lot of experience […]Read More Deer Resistance, is there Hope?
The things I come across The Singing Ringing Tree is a musical sculpture standing in the wind on a hill (Crown Point) overlooking Burnley, UK. From far and wide, the tree’s profile is visible on the horizon, appearing and disappearing in the mist. The tree is constructed of stacked pipes of varying lengths, orientated to lean into […]Read More The Singing Ringing Tree
I’ll make this post a simple one. I’ve known Pearl Fryar for a very long time and there’s going to come a day when he is unable to take care of this magnificent garden and we need to make sure his vision stay’s alive. “I like to let people see what they want to in […]Read More Donate to The Pearl Fryar Garden
Driving down into beautiful East Central Ohio, you can just wander yourself right into the wilds of Tuscarawas County. There’s plenty of wide open space and rolling hills and if you work your way West of Dover on route 39 you can stop in at the Norma Johnson Center(NJC). A nature preserve and wildlife center […]Read More Norma Johnson Center
OHIO Pawpaw Festival September 13, 14, 15, -2013 About the Festival The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a fun-filled and educational community event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This three-day event highlights the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through delectable foods, quality entertainment, unique arts, crafts […]Read More Ohio Pawpaw Festival 2013
— You’ll need a translator for the site. The link is below(bottom of story). Info is copy/pasted from the site. Some of the pics of the actual plant mosiacs come from the So Bad So Good website. This is direct link to page. Funny, when I went to page for the event there were no […]Read More International Mosaiculture Montreal 2013
Angry Birds-I heard something about a game?Read More Real Life-Angry Birds
Everyone who knows just a little about bees knows that we would be in a World of shit without them. There would be serious problems and there are serious concerns about the health of bees and bee colonies Worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder(CCD) is a real thing and there’s good reason to be scared and not […]Read More Supermarket Without Bees: The Produce Section Without Pollinators
Dear Readers Today it was 54 degrees and sunny. The cats were grateful and played outside most of the day, it was a great day to get some good fresh air and just enjoy an amazing December day. It was so great I’d have to call it a Chamber of Commerce kind of day here […]Read More December 29th
Craig Rygard is the man when it comes to crotchety, old cranky guy. Gotta love that. Here’s some footage that’s not part of the regular TV series AX MEN. A very tough job and a very necessary job.Read More Yoda of the Mountain Top
Here is a video report from the scene. You can see how severe and widespread the damage. Thankfully everyone is okay. There are great people over at OARDC and they will bounce back quickly. I have great faith in them to do so even if it’s so bad that all classes are cancelled they’ve closed […]Read More Tornado hits OARDC and Secrest in Wooster, Ohio.
The other big news here is the Tsunami racing across the Pacific as I write this. There was a 9.5(or so) in Chile around 1960 and the effects from that Tsunami were felt in California and all the way across the Pacific in the Phillipines and other spots. I also am wondering about the Easter […]Read More 8.8 Quake hits Chile
Just received a message from Cornell A new site that Cornell has put together with the National Resource Defense Council(NRDC) all about birds(imagine that!). We are excited to announce that just in time for Valentine’s Day AND the Great Backyard Bird Count, The Natural Resources Defense Council has partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to […]Read More A New Site for Cornell