A Yearbook for Seeds?

In 2020, seed sales skyrocketed as the COVID pandemic took a firm hold on the globe. Whether due to fears of food insecurity, more time at home, or simple curiosity, droves of budding gardeners emerged. Seed companies struggled to keep up with demand, especially with COVID safety protocols in place, as orders piled up. Several …

Bees, Please

Less than 30 days until spring, or so the calendar tells me. Here in the Northeastern part of the United States, we are still knee-deep in snow, with more predicted in this week's forecast. February is the last hurdle to get through before we can have a chance at getting back into the garden. Typically, …

The Peanut Thief

Last week I posted about bird-watching and the joys and endless entertainment that this hobby provides. I also discussed hanging bird feeders to provide a source of food for wild birds when natural seed sources are depleted. What I didn’t mention last week was that when you feed the wild birds, there is a certainty …

Birds of a Feather

Writer Paul Theroux once wrote, "Winter is a season of recovery and preparation," and as a gardener in the Northeastern part of the United States, I couldn't agree more. I have become dependent on the gardening lull that the winter months provide for rest, reflection, and preparation. These cold months offer me a respite from …

2021 Gardening Goals

It’s good to have goals and aspirations. They give us something to look forward to, focus on, and work towards. And what better time to set goals than in the New Year? In a previous post, I shared my resolutions for 2021, but I realized that I have a different set of specific goals for …

Armchair Gardening

It’s twenty degrees outside, and I notice the freshly fallen snow covering the landscape as I gaze out my window. It is beautiful, covering every blade of grass and outlining each branch in brilliant white. When the sun finally peeks out from behind the clouds, the entire landscape dazzles, as if outfitted with millions of …