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July 25, 2018
Two developing Ratibida pinnata flower heads interacting

Is Your Garden Social? Why a Plant Community Approach works!

Social Networks are everywhere! Would you believe that plants have them too? According to plant scientists, this is exactly the case. A brief introductory article noted below introduces the world of microorganisms called the phytomicrobiome that abounds in and around plants and how the connections and communications between all these organisms and the plant itself benefit the plant. As noted […]
July 24, 2014

Butterfly Musings – Are numbers down this year?

I could be wrong. I hope I’m wrong, but it sure seems that the number of butterflies on my property and elsewhere in my local travels are down this year. Having one’s own meadow allows for frequent and regular observation of all things meadow related. In my case I not only observe the plant life as it progresses through the […]
May 23, 2012

Intro to Meadows, Seed Banks and Plant Surprises

OK, an up-front confession – I’m a meadow-a-holic. I’m one of those people squarely in the camp of “there’s too much mown turf grass lawn and not nearly enough natural meadow”. I have a nice meadow that’s a little over 2 acres and I’ll be posting about it quite a bit. There is SO much to write about regarding meadows […]
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