Birds

A Look At My Summer Garden

Hi friends! I took a hiatus from blogging due to a crazy school year (senior year is complete!) but now that summer is officially here, I wanted to resume posting periodically. I will confess that the garden has become a little more wild and wooly over the past few months, my rigorous academic year requiring…

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Product Scouted: Barebones Hori Hori Knife

Are you ever in need of a sharp, portable digging tool that can also serve as a knife, twine cutter, bottle opener, measuring device, or stake hammer? If your answer was yes to even one of those questions (even the bottle opener), then you must┬ácheck out the Barebones Living Hori Hori knife. The name Hori…

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Designing A Four-Season Garden

Designing A Four-Season Garden

I don’t know about you, but I like a garden that changes throughout the seasons. I find the suburban plantings that only use evergreens for “year-round interest” boring. A certain percentage of the plants in my garden are evergreens, but I don’t overplant. Like the old mantra says, “everything is good in moderation.” The key…

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My Secret Weapon For Identifying Warblers

Warblers. The mere mention of that particular type of bird used to annoy me. At my house, they’ve been labeled as the “feathered phantoms,” because of their jittery movements and the fact that they NEVER stick around long enough to be identified. Oh, the frustration! I was about to give up hope of ever identifying…

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