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SPRING

SPRING

Spring is around the corner, if you do not consider it so then look at your maples either red’s or silvers the bids are ever so puffed up. A couple of warm days and the will be in bloom, Sunrise Tree copy smallwhich is enormous as the pollinators will have new source of food.

Just look at this picture and see the buds on this tree and the magnificent sunrise.

Hope all are having a nice spring!!!

Book Review 100 Easy To Grow Native Plants

100 Easy To Grow Native Plants

For American Gardens In Temperate Zones

By

Lorraine Johnson

 

100 Easy To Grow Native Plants, For American Gardens in Temperate Zones. This book is reviewed by Kenneth Wilson “The Gardening Whisperer”.

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This review is prepared to be on www.Gadeneningwhisperer.com  Lorraine is a writer and gardener, she has written over 23 books mostly on gardening in the urban settings and other topics.  On her posts in ‘The City Farmer”; http://www.cityfarmer.info/2010/05/01/lorraine-johnsons-city-farmer-adventures-in-urban-food-growing-coming-on-may-22-2010/ , she writes on gardening and topics that are important for a city garden. The book is published by; ‘A Firefly Books copyright© 2009.’ Continue reading

Book Review “Brining Nature Home” by Douglas W. Tallamy

Brining Nature Home

…How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens

By

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

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Bees and Pollinators

Peony And The BeeThere 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

Red Maple “The Native”

Red MapleThe native Red Maple is very diverse and has many cultivars because of this multiplicity in its gene which allows it to ranges from Canada through the southern states. From east and west it runs from the plans to the coast. The diversities of this plant can be seen as it grows from the low swamps to the rocky out crops of Missouri.
Because of the range of habitat of this tree it can grow in the moist area of the yard as well as dryer sites. While growing in dryer areas however the roots tend to come to the surface and can give rise to some problems as the tree matures. Continue reading

Five New Echinacea

This was the year of the Echinacea and it has brought us five new Echinacea I 16 copyThis plant known as the cone flower has several species native to the North American Continent. Out of several of the species have come 78 varieties. Many of these new varieties look like their native cousins. This year five new varieties have been introduced. Continue reading