Dandelions – Love ’em or hate ’em?

Now that it’s finally spring in western New York, people are out in their yards. We’re weeding and mulching our flower gardens, turning over our vegetable plots, and sharpening the blades on our lawn mowers.

I am the opposite of a lawn purist. If it’s green and growing in my yard and I can mow […]

Do You See What I See?

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I love the first snow! A fresh snowfall creates a new canvas to observe the details of […]

One of Spring’s First Plants ~ Eastern Skunk Cabbage

With large showy green leaves, they defy winter’s grip and skunk cabbage sprouts often are the first plant in the woods to appear each spring poking up through the crusty snow. A deep wine-colored or maroon knob twisting its way up through the snow and frozen mud reveals the early spring emergence of skunk […]