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Plant Early Spring Bloomers for Pollinators

Pollinators and the flowers that attract them live together in a mutually beneficial relationship. Flowers attract pollinators to ensure pollination; pollinators seek out flowers for lunch. After a long winter, the first spring flowers emerge from the soil offering sustenance to early risers. To establish a resident pollinator population in the landscape, provide the earliest… Continue reading Plant Early Spring Bloomers for Pollinators

Garden Musings · Trees

My love-hate relationship with a weeping willow

I threaten to cut down our weeping willow every time I am under its massive umbrella of weeping branches raking fallen sticks in early spring and after every storm. To say this tree is messy is an understatement. I threaten to cut down our weeping willow every time my husband is risking life and limb… Continue reading My love-hate relationship with a weeping willow