Gardening With Rabbits

The rabbits! I wish I could hate them. They’ve done awful things to my garden this year…snuck through fencing, chewed flowers down to nubs, eaten all the beans. I understand now why Mr. McGregor was so upset when he spotted Peter. But I also…

A Mystery

CPT A found a tiny skull in the garden this week. It’s incredibly wee and delicate….really a work of art. CPT A thinks it once belonged to a mouse…possibly a mouse that fed an owl. I think it was a vole. What do you…

The Puzzle That Is Tansy

Have you heard of Tansy? It’s a pretty perennial herb that grows about three feet tall and is often seen along roadsides. I have it growing in my backyard, thanks to a neighbor who has generously gifted me plants from her garden over the…

First monarch of the season

So excited to see a Monarch butterfly in my front garden yesterday! Of course, it was on the milkweed. Let’s hope this is the first of many such visitors!

Summer of the rabbits

We’ve had more rabbits this summer than any other summer I can remember. They’re everywhere! When I walk the dogs, I see them eating clover in people’s yards. Not just one rabbit, but groups of two and three munching placidly. The dogs barely even…