Plant Spotlight: Zinnia

In last week’s blog post, I discussed creating a pollinator playground garden by planting flowers that support pollinators. This week, I’d like to place a spotlight on one of my favorite plants from this garden, the zinnia. They come in a seemingly endless variety of colors, shapes, and sizes and have won my heart many …

Winged Visitors

Floating gracefully on the breeze, like a ballerina swaying to nature's tune, a spot of brilliant color shines against the bright blue sky.  I watch, mesmerized, as the graceful dancer flits to and fro with its dance partner and hold my breath as the finale unfolds.  The petals of a flower await, like a stage …

Planting a Mini Meadow

When I think of a meadow, I often imagine vast open grasslands sprinkled with wildflowers, just like I used to explore when I was a child.  I always admired these beautiful areas and appreciated them for all that they offered local wildlife.  Until recently, having a meadow on my property was a dream, as I …