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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

Change of Seasons Out My Window

The transition from fall to winter changes the view out my window. But there are still late fall flowers for pollinators and positive environmental news.

By | December 1st, 2018|Great Plants, Views|Comments Off on Change of Seasons Out My Window

Gather A Garden Wreath

Complete the cycle of the seasons by gathering greens and other plants from the garden to make a holiday wreath that will give you pleasure all winter long.

By | November 19th, 2018|How-To's|Comments Off on Gather A Garden Wreath

Last Ditch Deer Protection

Once deer have established their winter territory, rutting bucks damage trees. Protect trees from deer scrapes and rubs with physical barriers.

By | November 11th, 2018|How-To's|Comments Off on Last Ditch Deer Protection

Learning From Nature – Take a Hike

If we want to garden in a more ecologically beneficial way, it only makes sense to go outdoors and see what the natural world can teach us. It doesn’t look like much is going on in the woods after most deciduous trees have shed leaves and gone quiet for the winter. But recent woodland walks have given me ideas and inspiration aplenty.

By | November 2nd, 2018|Great Plants, Views|Comments Off on Learning From Nature – Take a Hike

Clean Up the Garden Gradually

No need to cut the whole garden back in fall. Standing stems and seedheads provide food for birds, shelter for overwintering insects - and good excuses to go outside to tidy up a little bit at a time on a nice winter day.

By | October 23rd, 2018|How-To's|Comments Off on Clean Up the Garden Gradually

Solving Garden Design Dilemmas Handouts

For those wonderful gardeners who joined us for Solving Garden Design Dilemmas on October 20, Here are the promised handouts for winter gardens, pollinator plants and my favorite great problem-solving plants.

By | October 23rd, 2018|Great Plants, Highlights & Happenings|Comments Off on Solving Garden Design Dilemmas Handouts