Interesting Insects of 2018

Interesting Insects of 2018

Every year, I try to take a longer look at the landscape and habitat around me, being careful to note insects that are both new and old to me. Insects are just as interesting as plants to me, they both come in so many shapes, sizes, colors, and kinds. Following are some of the new […]

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Benefits of Growing Black Walnuts

Benefits of Growing Black Walnuts

Autumn is harvest time, and as harvest of field crops begins to dwindle, many turn their thoughts to Thanksgiving and Halloween. I often think about my grandparents at this time of year, remembering all the great experiences they shared with me… eating potato doughnuts on Halloween, learning about trees in the backyard, and husking and […]

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Tall Sedum – A Pollinator’s Dream Plant

Tall Sedum – A Pollinator’s Dream Plant

Time to take an in-depth look at tall sedum. Many homeowners and professionals alike call it Autumn Joy Sedum after the popular variety. While this variety does tend to stand out, there are many more varieties of Sedum spectabile (Tall Sedum).  While it is now classified at Hylotelephium spectabile, many nurseries and people will likely […]

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