The Third Day of Christmas—Plants for Chickens

In honor of the three french hens of Christmas fame, I’m reposting a piece from Tilly’s Nest about plants for chickens. Enjoy! Top Ten Plants for Chickens These plants are hands down my chickens’ favorites Some I make a point of purchasing and some, Mother Nature provides at no cost. 1.  Nasturtiums~ an annual herb with edible foliage and flowers.  They love to climb.  My chickens enjoy … Continue reading The Third Day of Christmas—Plants for Chickens

The Second Day of Christmas—Plants that Symbolize Love

As turtle doves are emblems of devoted love, this post will feature plants that symbolize love and affection. But how can a plant demonstrate love? Some, like roses, we give to those we love. Others, like the redbud tree, have leaves shaped like hearts, a symbol of love. Others might bring a memory of a place we loved, like the willow tree we climbed in … Continue reading The Second Day of Christmas—Plants that Symbolize Love

Plants—Part of our Planet

We live with them, right next to them, yet most of us know so little of them.  Side by side, leaning on a tree trunk, pulling off leaves, laying on the grass—-they’re our neighbors.  We live on the same planet, soak in the same sunlight, yet most people don’t know how to grow them.  “I need something for a dark shady covered porch with no … Continue reading Plants—Part of our Planet

Book Review: Plant This! by Ketzel Levine

Reading Plant This!  Best Bets for Year-Round Gorgeous Gardens is like hanging out with an old friend. You talk about your favorite subject (plants!) but there’s also talk of history, poetry, people and places.  There’s weather talk, humor and music (I enjoyed singing ‘Garrya Indiana’).  Small in size, this book is only 6 1/2 by 8 inches.  Easy to tote around, tuck into a bag … Continue reading Book Review: Plant This! by Ketzel Levine