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!

New Yard Visitors and a Traveling Turkey

Things continue to wake up in the yard and in the neighborhood. These days, the corn we put out for the chickens draws a wide range of visitors – from chipmunks and birds to squirrels and, most recently, a rabbit. Meanwhile, the azalea in…

Behold, the Bachelor’s Button…(aka Cornflower)

One of my favorite garden plants this season has been the Bachelor’s Buttons – aka Cornflowers. I used to read novels (usually romance novels) in which characters were described as having “cornflower blue eyes”. I never knew what that meant until I started gardening…