Our garden is a haven for hummingbirds. An all-day diner offering a smorgasbord of favorite foods… Agastache Cuphea Sunflowers Obedient Plant and more. There is no need to squabble – mosquitos, gnats, flies, and aphids abound when a protein craving strikes. Trees provide cover and shade and safe nesting sites. Convenient way stations provide an opportunity to eat while sitting! Now that’s energy saving. It doesn’t take all that much to help creatures thrive. A place to heal, to grow, […]
The sun is red. The skies are grey with ash and smoke. An eerie orange tint colors the fields. Everyone is hunkered down… watching – waiting, and holding their breath. Praying for those affected by the fires – and the brave, weary firefighters who stand between the blazing monsters and so many more. Climate change coming? It’s here.
Given that our Memorial Garden was under water just a week ago, I was surprised and amazed to find it beginning to bud and bloom. It seems impossible that the bulbs, plants and trees survived submersion for so long and still pushed forward to beckon spring. Mother Nature is nothing if not persistent. She has her limits, mind you, but a plant’s purpose is to go forth and produce the leaves from which it feeds and seeds it sows to […]
At 10PM, it is still sweltering. The air thick and stifling. Our beloved Delta Breeze has abandoned us. Nothing moves unless it has to. These are the dog days of summer. The sunflower droops, The Dahlia says “these puny petals are all that I can muster.” The bees do their work as early as possible in the day, And everyone would rather perch than fly. But give a dog a little pool, Or puppies a spray of water, And somehow […]