Butterfly Gardens

Planting a Butterfly Garden

Sometimes gardening sounds so difficult and the amount of information can be daunting. It can make your head swim and cause an acute case of analysis paralysis. Ever feel that way? Think about it, when someone can write a whole book on just one gardening topic, then it must be a really difficult and complicated hobby. Right? One whole book on ONE topic? But it needn't … [Read More...]

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Raven Cliff Falls

Raven Cliff Falls

I've missed two Watchful Wednesdays in a row, but I have a very good excuse...I was out watching. So take that, Watchful Wednesday! I spent yesterday hiking Raven Cliff Falls trail in Caesars Head State Park with some ladies of Trail Dames. If you haven't hiked the Blue Ridge Mountains, then strap on your … [Read More...]

Slow gardening

Slow Gardening…heck, slow everything!

A client of mine was explaining to me that her HOA gives out pink slips to residents whose yards are not quite up to standard. I wondered whose standard? I was also very grateful that I don't live in her neighborhood or have an HOA to contend with because I would probably be able to wallpaper with the number … [Read More...]

Hatcher Garden

Hatcher Garden: Ordinary People…Extraordinary Gardens

Real-life success stories with humble beginnings are the most inspiring stories. Recently I visited Hatcher Garden, a small public botanical garden and woodland preserve located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. What makes this garden extraordinary is its humble beginnings as the small backyard of two retirees … [Read More...]

Skipper butterfly

Why are Butterflies So Important?

Why are butterflies important? This was a question posed to the school children that visited my butterfly farm in Texas. Eager little hands would shoot up into the air and answers such as "because they are beautiful" or "because they make me happy" were shared. And the truth is these answers were absolutely … [Read More...]

Nature's aerial artists

Watchful Wednesday

In keeping with the spider theme that seems to be popular this week...here's to nature's aerial artists! Watch, observe, share. … [Read More...]