Category Archives: observation

The Winter winds – February 1

The wind that we do not see is still here – we just feel the sharp cold seeping into our skin as we move down the path. It pushes us back to where we started. The wind we do not … Continue reading

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Spring begins with a chill – April’s First Blooms

It is April first, chilly (35 degrees), sunny, clear blue skies and super wet ground. It has been raining on and off for the last few days but the ground and the plants seem very happy to drink it all … Continue reading

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Fresh Start – learning about my garden in the winter

It is December 28th and we are just days away from a new year. The ground in my garden here in Minnesota is frozen solid and there is a few inches of snow covering all of the yard. It is … Continue reading

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Bumble Bees that are not Bumbles Bees – compare and contrast

It is a perfect day – the sun is shining, there is a cool breeze and my grass is growing like crazy. So I pulled out the power mower and pulled the cord. It roared to life and we were … Continue reading

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Oh, No Fire! Wait, this fire is a good thing

If you take a walk in Eloise Butler Wildflower garden and climb up the big hill to the prairie land you find a big surprise. The land is darkened and burned.¬† At first it is easy to worry and think … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung – can you name that flower?

  Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden¬†in Minneapolis, Minnesota opened last week (April 15th). It means that spring is really here. It may still be chilly but so much warmer that two months ago. It is time to put on your jacket, … Continue reading

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How do gardens change? Looking for Cause and Effect

Each year a garden experiences many changes. Just like us it grows and develops. A garden is expected to change each year and so are we. We get taller, stronger and our body change. These changes also happen in the … Continue reading

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