Celebrate National Moth Week 7.20-7.28 … and Peterson Field Guide to Moths

July 27, 2013


July 20-28 is National Moth Week.  For you global citizen scientists, there is a great Web-site with videos and lots of information…. just click here National Moth Week.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publishers of the new Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America, have sent along some ideas for tempting and identifying these fluttering […]

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Save the Monarchs: Plant Milkweed

July 13, 2013


Why are there fewer and fewer butterflies each year? One big problem for the migrating monarch population is a loss of habitat, specifically milkweed plants their larvae depend on for food, which has resulted from improved weed control measures on cropped agricultural land.  Here is a great article which covers the history and reasons for […]

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Beauties of the Bluegrass Garden Tour is June 30

June 22, 2013


Beauties of the Bluegrass Garden Tour Here’s a note from Ann Bowe of  the Wild Ones, which is an organization dedicated to the use of native plants in the landscape.  She writes: The Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones will host a garden tour on Sunday, June 30 2013, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Three […]

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Shimmering Lightshow at Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

April 21, 2013


Artist Bruce Munro’s inspired light installations, called simply Light, will transform Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Artinto an enchanting, iridescent landscape that emerges organically at nightfall.  Visitors will be able to enjoy the large-scale outdoor displays from May 24 through November 10, 2013.  Says Jane Offenbach, president and CEO of Cheekwood. “This is […]

Kentucky Crafted: the Market 2013 … for Garden Lovers

March 2, 2013


There is a lot to see at the 2013 Kentucky Crafted Market this weekend, March 2 and 3 at the Civic Center in downtown Lexington.  Many of the hand-made works of art and craft will appeal to gardeners.  Here are some tempting photos of just a few of this year’s offerings. Click on individual photographs […]

Delicious Orchard Oddities 2012

September 25, 2012


It’s my annual pilgrimage, visiting orchards in the fall.  Maybe you’ve already been out for apples, pumpkins, squash, hayrides, corn mazes.  If not, what are you waiting for?  Food systems have become so removed from our daily lives that most of us encounter them only at the tail end, in grocery stores or drive-through windows […]

First Lady Michelle Obama’s First Book: American Grown

July 5, 2012


American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America Michelle Obama.  Crown Publishers  $30  272pp At first glance, the story that First Lady Michelle Obama weaves together so well in her first book seems to begin in April 2009, with the creation of her kitchen garden on the grounds of […]

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