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It’s All About the Light

When look at translucent flowers like witch hazels with low sun shining through, they’re ablaze with light. Backlighting is pure glowing magic.

By | March 10th, 2019|Views|Comments Off on It’s All About the Light

Microclimates Made Visible in Your Yard

Microclimates are areas of slight climactic difference within a region. We can take advantage of the microclimates in our own yards.

By | March 10th, 2019|Clues|Comments Off on Microclimates Made Visible in Your Yard

March 27 Pollinator Workshop in Washington, CT

Come learn how to create, maintain and restore habitat to benefit pollinators.

By | March 10th, 2019|Garden Coaching, Highlights & Happenings, News|Comments Off on March 27 Pollinator Workshop in Washington, CT

The Hidden Life of Moss, Mushrooms and Trees

Three books reveal the hidden life of moss, mushrooms and trees, considering them from ecological, culinary and spiritual perspectives.

By | February 6th, 2019|Books|Comments Off on The Hidden Life of Moss, Mushrooms and Trees

Independent Non-GMO Seed Catalogs

This time of year, my p.o. box runneth over - with a bounteous crop of specialty mail order seed catalogs that get my mouth watering. With giant chemical companies owning and controlling most of the global seed market, I urge you to seek out independent seed houses. They tell you who they are right up front.

By | February 3rd, 2019|Great Plants, How-To's|Comments Off on Independent Non-GMO Seed Catalogs

Perennials That Look Good in Winter

How do we make gardens that still look like gardens in the winter? It’s worth scoping out what perennial foliage still looks good in your garden in cold weather. Gather these "foul weather friends" together for winter garden beauty.

By | February 3rd, 2019|Clues, Great Plants, How-To's|Comments Off on Perennials That Look Good in Winter

Birds and Bird Feeders Outside My Windows

How to help birds in winter and protect birds from predators and collisions with glass.

By | February 3rd, 2019|How-To's, Views|Comments Off on Birds and Bird Feeders Outside My Windows

Looking Across the Fall Line

Dead and dying trees provide wildlife habitat and are critical to forest health. Let's look at fallen branches and trees as natural resources rather than disposal problems.

By | February 3rd, 2019|Garden Coaching, How-To's, Views|Comments Off on Looking Across the Fall Line

Trees for All Seasons

If you love trees, rush right out and pick up the February issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. My photographs of four seasons in a very special tree collection are featured in a splendid ten page layout ...

By | February 2nd, 2019|Highlights & Happenings, Just Published!, News|Comments Off on Trees for All Seasons

Robins Eating Sumac Berries

As I was enjoying my breakfast during a winter snowstorm last winter, I had a ringside seat watching a frenzy of robins devour staghorn sumac berries. So glad I planted this under-appreciated sun-loving native tree right outside the window. And now I'm very pleased to see my photo of feasting robins on the cover of the [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Just Published!|Comments Off on Robins Eating Sumac Berries