Have you started your seeds yet?

If you are new at this, a good way to use up those plastic salad containers from Costco is to use them for your seeds. Fill one third of the way up with STERILIZED soil (prevents die off), spray to dampen, sprinkle seeds, cover with a thin dry layer of soil and, don...

Elderberry Flowers

This is a close up of the  edible and aromatic elderberry flower.  The blooms are almost done for Spring! The heavy scent hangs in the air on a still morning.  Elderberries grow almost everywhere, from Joe Brown Park to Mud Bay dyke. In shady areas of the park the...

Mushrooms

October and November are generally the best months for finding different mushroom species, especially after a rain shower. Some of the local mushrooms that can be observed and eaten are: “the chanterelle, boletes, oysters mushrooms, shaggy manes and puffballs”. More...

the galls among us…

This morning on Mud Bay Dyke, my nose caught the sweet fragrance of wild roses in bloom , then,  as I am walking along with my four footed hairy partner, my eyes caught some red, small and furry balls on these rose bushes…Camera ready and shoot. The cutest...

Welcome the Monarch Butterflies to your garden!!!

While you are buying your bedding plants in the coming days or weeks, make sure to look for Milkweed plants, if you want to attract these gorgeous creatures!! Milkweed is becoming harder and harder to find, because these plants are not welcomed by farmers in their...