Lockdown activities!

If you and the children in your life are going a little stir crazy why not embark on a nature scavenger hunt. They are easy to create, and can be used with various ages and abilities. You can create a hunt for any season and any location. I am attaching two examples. I took our

Caring for rhododendrons

When choosing a site for your rhododendron dappled shade is best. To set buds, rhododendrons need light but require protection from the hot summer sun. Buds are set in the late summer for the following year. If you plant your rhododendron in deep shade, it will flower poorly and develop leggy growth. Rhododendrons perform best

Book review

Bringing Nature Home ​written by Doug Tallamy, Timber Press Inc This book was first published in 2007 and has become more relevant every year, going into its 13th printing in 2019. The subtitle”How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants” sums it up. Tallamy clearly explains the relationship between plants and animals (includes insects) and