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Beneath the Surface: Part Two

We think we’re safe. In the fenced-in enclave of our backyard, we watch life come and go in security that’s about as good as it gets.  When we venture out of our backyard, as we often do, we retain a … Continue reading

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Ants in Your Plants? The Magic of Myrmecochory.

Let us again consider the Bloodroot, one of spring’s most lovely and ephemeral visitors.  Having emerged in March, the little herd in our yard is just now finishing with its crop of seeds, and here they are.  Almost, but not … Continue reading

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Bloodroot Update (At Last)

I finally added the Bloodroot article to our Native Plants section here.  These days our annual crop of Sanguinaria has long ago dropped its blossoms and has settled into respectable child-rearing mode.  Looks like a good crop of seeds this … Continue reading

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There is something in silence

Even in the relative peace and quiet of our backyard, my mind buzzes.  While a titmouse is making its monotonous, but very determined, call to attract a mate, while the wind whooshes through tree branches, and a red-shouldered hawk cries … Continue reading

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An Eerie, Early Spring (but at least the Bloodroot’s up!)

Stuff is popping out all over, almost too fast to keep up with.  So far we have over twenty Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) blossoms either open or coming up in our yard.  I am now inspired to add this handsome citizen … Continue reading

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February Flora!

February 23, and we have non-native crocuses blooming and native wild leeks peeking up in our backyard.  Talk about your winter wonderland… Note: the leeks link has a couple recipes.  It’s Nadia’s article in the newsletter of the Hawthorn Chapter … Continue reading

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Foggy morning wakeup

I looked out into the backyard one recent frosty morn and saw mist, so Bonita and I went out into Rock Bridge Memorial State Park to see if the mist was there, too.  It was.  There was frost on the … Continue reading

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And now a word from our sponsor…..

In an act of shameless self-promotion (while I’m getting my next REAL post ready), I would like to present my Etsy photography store, right here. FYI, if anyone sees an image they would like a print of on this blog, … Continue reading

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We’re on a Sumac Roll, Aromatically Speaking

There is a new post in our native plants pages on Rhus aromatica, sometimes called Aromatic Sumac.  Defend your chickens and tan some leather.  Or just grow a nice plant or two.  It’s here: http://nadiasyard.com/our-native-plants/sumac-aromatic-rhus-aromatica/. Also, Nadia is working on … Continue reading

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Flapjacks and Sumacs

We had pancakes for breakfast this morning, watching out our dining room window as a small hawk—kestrel, I think—tried to catch its own breakfast in our backyard.  And on our pancakes was what?  Pure maple syrup from Vermont?  Nope.  That … Continue reading

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