Book Review: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

‘The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate’ by Peter Wohlleben This book has been a top seller on many book lists, including the New York Times. It’s wonderful this type of book is that popular! The book presents scientific research and observations by Wohlleben himself of trees and forests. His observations areContinue reading “Book Review: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben”

Violet Jelly

I get questions all the time on how to get rid of common blue violets (viola sororia) in the lawn. I know they are very pervasive and disturbing in a lawn, but they do have a variety of purposes for wildlife and humans! The flowers are edible and can be candied for decorations on cakes TheContinue reading “Violet Jelly”

Book Review: The Humane Gardener

“The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife” by Nancy Lawson, 2017. This book only took me a few nights to read, but it is full of interesting information. The book has six chapters and covers topics like native plants, letting nature guide your garden, gardening for pollinators and birds, our relationship with wildlifeContinue reading “Book Review: The Humane Gardener”

Spring Hike at Mammoth Cave

This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel to western Kentucky to speak about garden design at the Barren County Extension Office. The horticulture agent was able to have the event sponsored by local businesses so the event was free to the public. The master gardeners also put together a table of refreshments andContinue reading “Spring Hike at Mammoth Cave”