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May is progressing nicely. I am SO HAPPY that the monsoon season abated and we have enjoyed many sunny days. I noticed as I was walking around my garden, checking on when my peonies will be opening, that my mind was playing future games. Instead...

It's VEGGIE WEEK! Every year, the week after Mother's Day, we get in a giant shipment of organic veggie seedlings. We start in late fall and early winter contracting with our organic growers, choosing varieties, sending them seed, and honing our choices. We are super excited about...

Ah May. What a month. It never ceases to thrill me when I drive around and see so many magnificent trees in flower. Life is exploding from the earth. If you The hummingbirds are here, are you ready? Cuphea is one of their favorite flowers.  wander into...

Spring is unfolding very slowly this year. Instead of lamenting the cool temperatures, I am actually quite thrilled that we are having a very typical spring. Sunny days, cool nights are actually normal. We don't WANT it to be hot at this time of year,...

So it's Tuesday morning and I roll into Natureworks, ready to write the weekly Ranunculus! email. I walk around the shop, the greenhouse, and the nursery yard and am amazed at how much has changed since Saturday. Wow! So much to write about and share with you....

Welcome to the first week of April. We are on a bit of a roller coaster ride, with sunny days, a bit of cold rain, and fluctuating temperatures. Yet, here at Natureworks, we are continuing full steam ahead. The delivery trucks keep rolling in, and...

Spring has arrived and I find myself wanting to get outside and garden. Some days, that can happen. Others, it's too cold or rainy. When I can work outside, I focus on one area, one project at time. Last Sunday, I worked WAY too hard clearing briars...

"Blossom by blossom the spring begins." This quote from a poem by Algernon Swinburne captures exactly how I feel right now. I spent a lot of time in my garden over the weekend, pruning, cleaning up, and getting organized. Every time I turned around, another...

Guess what? We are SO very excited that our all-day Have a Happy Habitat Day event is this Saturday. The weather is cooperating and we expect to have a fabulous day of classes, beautiful pictures, and information. Kathy Connolly (shown above) is speaking on meadows,...