Butterfly Garden – Adapting as we go

Butterfly Garden - Adapting as we go. The seeds were planted a couple of weeks ago and a little growth has sprouted. Granted I'm impatient, but I think some stuff just won't grow, so I'm adapting as I go. Little flowers have been sprouting up all over my property, so I'm transplanting them as gently … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Adapting as we go

Butterfly Garden – Making a bed for the flowers

Sticking to my usual goal of recycling as much material as possible, I raked the whole area as flat as possible and used the trunks and branches of the cut-down cedars to make my flower box. I called-out for indigenous seeds (on Facebook) and bought others online. I decided to cover the ground with nutrient … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Making a bed for the flowers

Butterfly Garden – Re-arranging the land

II had several odd cedar trees around my property that I wanted to use and tons of rocks uncovered by the plumbers' digging, so I decided to use these to cover a few eyesores next to my house: the air-conditioning unit; a compost bin / leaf dump; and some storage items for the winter garden. … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Re-arranging the land

Butterfly Garden – Transforming damage done by plumbers into something beautiful

In November 2020, I had to make an emergency call to the plumbers to solve a drain back-up issue in my basement. They used their camera and discovered that the old cedar hedge on the side of my house had finally grown roots deep and strong. They broke the sewer pipe taking our waste water … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Transforming damage done by plumbers into something beautiful

Fun Fotos For Friday – In The Garden Of Strange Fruit

Name: Mother Nature Profession: Artists I've started noticing the beauty and unique oddness of things growing all around me in gardens. Nature has its own sense of artistry and storytelling. Enjoy. The Colony: What lives in these little mushroom structures? Starting From The Bottom: Each artist follows certain techniques until they master their style, then they … Continue reading Fun Fotos For Friday – In The Garden Of Strange Fruit

Fun Photos for Friday (The Garden…so far this year. Part One)

All the fussing and tending is starting to pay off. For years I've been trimming old plants and hoping the flowers would come back. Adding new shrubs and praying for them to grow like the pictures that inspired me to pick them. Well, here are a few of my early successes and it's still Spring. The New … Continue reading Fun Photos for Friday (The Garden…so far this year. Part One)