Category: Flora & Fauna

Redbud Lemonade

The redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a native tree to Kentucky and it’s a common flowering tree found in urban landscapes too. Likely you may have one in your own yard! Bees love the flowers, and did you know the flowers are edible too? The…

Book Review- The Hidden Life of Trees

‘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!┬áThe book presents scientific research and…

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…

Book Review: The Humane Gardener

I checked out this book at the library on whim, and I’m glad I did! For the past few years I have taught a 6 week community course at the University of Kentucky on ‘Living Landscapes’- which is an ecological approach to gardening. “The…

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….

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