Archive for April, 2011

Waterfowl

April 18, 2011 0 Comments
Waterfowl

I have been seeing a lot of Great Blue Herons flying around heading to their favorite watering hole this spring. Joyce Meyer of Spillville sent me a couple of photos she shot of these lovely birds.   I know that I have seen the Great Blue Heron well into November and I noticed them this year late in […]

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Spring Cleaning

April 14, 2011 7 Comments
Spring Cleaning

I managed to get some cleaning around the house done last weekend.  And when I say “around the house” I mean around the house.  I got all the winter detritus out of the plants surrounding the house along with getting the front raised bed cleaned out.  There is plenty more to do, but the yard […]

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Bugleweed, Raspberries and Lamb’s Ear

April 5, 2011 0 Comments
Bugleweed, Raspberries and Lamb’s Ear

I got an email from Lisa who asks about thinning out her Ajuga flower, also known as bugleweed, pruning raspberries that have been munched on and what to do with too much Lamb’s Ear.  Ajuga is also known as Bugleweed, Ground Pine, or Carpetbugle. It includes 40-50 species of annual and perennial plants the mint […]

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The Real Sign of Spring…According to Dwayne

April 4, 2011 1 Comment
The Real Sign of Spring…According to Dwayne

According to my husband, it is NOW spring.  While many of us think that the first harbinger of spring is the American Robin, some hold out that it is only spring when the Red-winged Blackbirds get here. Others may wait for the kill-dee sound of the Killdeer. Click here to learn more about the killdeer […]

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