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Gardening is a Bit Like Dating

This week I attended a presentation on gardening by Casey Hentges, host of the excellent program, Oklahoma Gardening. Very tongue-in-cheek, she mentioned that she sometimes likens gardening to dating: Anyone can be a successful gardener, it’s just a matter of finding the right fit for you. So, one person may be able to make a living as an organic...

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Gardening is a Bit Like Dating Blog Image
Gardening is a Bit Like Dating

This week I attended a presentation on gardening by Casey Hentges, host of the excellent program,...

Monarchs Need Our Help Blog Image
Monarchs Need Our Help

Generations of North American school children, including me, learned about metamorphosis watching...

The Science (and Art) of Placing Birdhouses Blog Image
The Science (and Art) of Placing Birdhouses

With daffodils and fruit trees blooming, I know spring is well on its way. I heard a variety of...

How Many Bugs Does it Take to Raise a Brood of Chickadees? Blog Image
How Many Bugs Does it Take to Raise a Brood of Chickadees?

For the first two years I tried xeriscaping in my yard, I planted coneflowers. Supposedly,...

Gardening for Birds - An Overview Blog Image
Gardening for Birds - An Overview

I'm a birder, so I do everything I can to encourage birds to visit my yard. Birds, like people,...

A Plant for Salty Places Blog Image
A Plant for Salty Places

This blog entry will be a little ramble-y, but hopefully I'll be able to tie it all up in the end,...

Last-Minute Gift Ideas to Help Wildlife in the Garden Blog Image
Last-Minute Gift Ideas to Help Wildlife in the Garden

My Mom gave me my first birding life list as a gift when I was in kindergarten. It was stapled...

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee Blog Image
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee

In late September, I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, on a business trip. While I was there, a...

Unusual Butterfly Sightings Blog Image
Unusual Butterfly Sightings

The Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas Facebook group has been buzzing with record...

Migrants on the Move Blog Image
Migrants on the Move

I’m always sad in September and October when many of my favorite birds start disappearing from the...

Composting and the Invasion of Evil Alien Worms Blog Image
Composting and the Invasion of Evil Alien Worms

This is my first blog, so I thought I'd start with a brief introduction. I live on 3.5 acres just...

Watching Out for Winter Lawn Damage Blog Image
Watching Out for Winter Lawn Damage

At this time of the year the lawn and garden are pretty much buttoned up for the season. There’s...