20 03, 2018

8 Natural Ways to Reduce Tick Exposure This Season

By |2018-03-20T10:59:46-04:00March 20th, 2018|ticks|Comments Off on 8 Natural Ways to Reduce Tick Exposure This Season

An island garden bed that breaks up the lawn monoculture. 8 Natural Ways to Reduce Tick Exposure this Season. It's almost the time of year in the northeast when we all get to enjoy the outdoors again. Exhilarating after months of cabin fever! But most of us have one nagging fear these days [...]

15 02, 2018

A Monarch Waystation in a Mall’s Landscaping

By |2018-01-22T20:47:14-05:00February 15th, 2018|Butterfly, garden, Monarch butterflies, Monarch waystation, native plants|Comments Off on A Monarch Waystation in a Mall’s Landscaping

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) and Coreopsis rosea in the Monarch Butterfly Waystation at Wilton Mall in Saratoga Springs, NY. Swamp Milkweed is often a better fit for home gardens than Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), though both support the Monarch butterfly. At the Healthy Living Market, which occupies the old JC Penny's space in [...]

8 02, 2018

Wildlife Gardening Medicine- Healing Both Humans and the Land

By |2018-01-22T16:11:42-05:00February 8th, 2018|wildlife gardening|Comments Off on Wildlife Gardening Medicine- Healing Both Humans and the Land

Natural gardens and natural landscaping with Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum) and Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Wildlife Gardening Medicine- Healing Both Humans and the Land Is it possible to integrate the use of the native plants used in wildlife gardening into preventative, herbal health care? Wildlife gardening medicine may just be the future trend [...]

2 02, 2018

Peeking into the Wildlife Rehabilitators World

By |2018-01-22T15:02:22-05:00February 2nd, 2018|habitat, wildlife|Comments Off on Peeking into the Wildlife Rehabilitators World

When I first read Crow Planet by Lyanda Lynn Haupt I remember being absolutely transported to another place as I tried to picture a day in the life of a wildlife rehabilitator, like Ms. Haupt herself. When I learned that a new friend was also a wildlife rehabilitator, I knew I had to connect with [...]

29 01, 2018

Butterfly Gardening With the Friends of the Woodlawn Preserve

By |2018-01-22T14:33:19-05:00January 29th, 2018|butterfly gardening, garden|Comments Off on Butterfly Gardening With the Friends of the Woodlawn Preserve

Native plant butterfly garden planting day in Schenectady, NY. This spring I was delighted to be contacted for a dream project: the volunteers from a nature preserve in Schenectady, NY contacted me to design a butterfly garden for the preserve. The Woodlawn Nature Preserve is a part of the connected Pine Grove ecosystem, [...]

22 01, 2018

More About the Lyme Tick Nurseries

By |2018-01-22T14:05:52-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Japanese Barberry, lyme disease, ticks|Comments Off on More About the Lyme Tick Nurseries

Last week on the other website where I write, an article was published called Please Stop with the Lyme Tick Nurseries. The tick nursery analogy is the result of a correlation between invasive, exotic Japanese Barberry in a given region and an increase in Borrelia burgdorferi infected ticks, as studied by researchers at the University [...]

30 07, 2017

Year Two in the Corporate Habitat Garden

By |2017-07-27T12:46:01-04:00July 30th, 2017|garden, Habitat Gardens, habitat gardens in Clifton Park, Native Plants, native plants in Clifton Park, native plants in Saratoga, natural, plants, Saratoga, Saratoga County, Saratoga gardens, Saratoga native plants, Saratoga Springs, shade garden, shade gardens with native plants, woodland garden, woodlands|Comments Off on Year Two in the Corporate Habitat Garden

Year Two in the Corporate Habitat Garden Last summer I was contacted by a forward thinking financial advisor in Clifton Park, NY to renovate her landscaping into something more natural and easy to care for. The area where the garden was planted sits right under a mature Ash tree, creating dry, woodland-like conditions, and so [...]

29 07, 2017

Urban wildlife gardens

By |2017-07-24T09:02:12-04:00July 29th, 2017|garden, native plants, wildlife, wildlife gardens|Comments Off on Urban wildlife gardens

Lately urban wildlife gardens have been on my mind a lot. Maybe its because of a book I read recently called Crow Planet, by author Lyanda Lynn Haupt. Ms. Haupt has a lot to say about the nature of wildness, that many of us are locked up in our heads believing that nature is out [...]