This is my seventieth DECORATION DAY, (yes I know the name has changed) but it has always been a special day as it was the day my mother prepared flowers to decorate the graves of our ancestral history and the forgotten soldiers that had fought to make America free. From where we lived we had to trek in all four directions to visit the many cemeteries and graves this process took about a week to accomplish. I wish I could remember the stories mother told of each person that we stopped by and there location but time has eroded my mind. Continue reading
Brining Nature Home
…How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens
Douglas W. Tallamy
Brining Nature Home …How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, Douglas W. Tallamy, Timber Press, Portland, Or; Copyright 2077; 272 pages. Reviewed by Kenneth Wilson “The Gardening Whisperer”.
This review is prepared to be on www.Gadeneningwhisperer.com
There have been much emotional talks on the decline of bees in the past few years. The graphic representations show that bee hives have declined since the mid forties. Then when several massive bee kills in the past have happened fingers were pointed at insecticides. In order to get massive headlines they place blame at the newest insecticide, Neonics. GET RID OF ALL INSECTICIDES. Well that is a blown up headline grabbing statement and not a real solution to the problem. Continue reading