Elusive Butterflies

In 1966, singer/songwriter Bob Lind had a hit song: “Elusive Butterfly.”  Yup, he was talking about the elusive butterfly of love.  But real butterflies can be right under your nose and you might not even realize it. Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. ...

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Get Growing!

In 1967, Franki Valli and the 4 Seasons sang their Billboard Hot 100 Hit, Watch the Flowers Grow.  In spring of 2020 with a lot of folks staying home, there is NO better time to literally watch the flowers and other plants thrive in your own container garden or backyard. So...

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Winter Hardy Hellebores

You may be wondering why I’m writing a post smack dab in the middle of winter about plants!  Well, the answer is simple.   As I look outside my window on this cold, frigid Northern Virginia day, everything is drab and lifeless.  Gone are all the colorful flowers and lush...

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Gift Ideas for Nature Lovers

There’s plenty of good stuff out there for the nature lover on your gift list.  Find your local wild bird store or go online for a treasure trove of gifts. FOR BIRD AND NATURE LOVERS: SEED BALLS:   Especially this time of year, seeds balls for birds comes in all shapes...

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