The Number One Flower for Attracting Just About Everything

  Want wildlife to come to your garden?  Plant purple coneflowers! Purple Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea purpurea are absolutely loaded with pollen.   So besides being gorgeous, they are like a giant dinner table for all kinds of critters. Look how this butterfly is eating with its curvy proboscis. This…

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September

Having been in an elementary school classroom for the past 20+ years, I barely noticed September as it passed by.   Kid-induced haze.  This year, it’s different.  Retirement! But not really.   I’m still up early (to hear the school busses roll by) and out the door. Living life. I’ve…

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Tiny Predators

Tiny predators lurk just outside.   Most of us don’t even know they are there.   Here’s a collection of little critters to look out for this time of year.   Fortunately, none of them eat humans. First, let’s meet the Assassin Bug.   Yes, it kills things: flies, bees, spiders,…

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