There are oodles of benefits — both physical and mental — that come from the range of activities associated with gardening.
See? Oodles. That's real science.
Sustainable Gardening for a Healthy Planet
This weekend, Curt and I went for a walk on a nature trail near our house. On the way back, I saw real-live a pink lady's slipper (Cypripedium acuale). This may not seem like a big deal but I was excited because it's a rare native plant.
A few feet away from the first one I saw three more! So I resolved to go back with my camera and take some photos of it so I could blog about it.
Our yellow iris bloomed overnight, so far only 3 big blossoms but many more are at the ready.
Now that summer's here, it's officially poison ivy season. Outdoor enthusiasts have to be on the lookout as this stuff is everywhere — along hiking paths, in public parks, even in your own yard. Here's a few pictures and tips to help you recognize it.
OK, so that's not a real Latin name. I don't know the name of this kind of tulip but it's amazing enough that I wanted to write about it. Last fall when I planted bulbs, I bought two kinds from Breck's. One is this giant bright red variety called Red Dynasty and the other was a bag of mixed-color "economy bulbs."
From today's Kent County Daily Times, an interesting article for anyone who loves elms or owns property with elm trees.
Seventy years ago, the American elm tree (Ulmus americana) was the most street popular tree in the eastern part of the country. In the first half of the twentieth century, stately American elms lined the streets of Rhode Island towns—as they did throughout most of New England and most other urban areas of the eastern North America.