March 10, 2014 by Jo Ellen Roe
Welcome to the Red-Winged Blackbirds!
I have been monitoring the arrival of the Red-winged Blackbirds to Serendipity Gardens for five years now. Each year, without fail, they have arrived on March 4 or within a day of that date. I hear their raucous call and know that spring is on its way.
This year — the 3rd snowiest on record with temperatures below zero many mornings — that hopeful message has been more welcome than ever.
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March 3, 2014 by Jo Ellen Roe
First of all, I live in Serendipity Gardens with my husband, my dog Nestle, and my cat Buster. The four of us live in the small house that’s there.
Several years ago, I registered my garden as a natural habitat. Since that time, I’ve become more aware of the many other creatures that live at Serendipity Gardens, too — so many that I cannot begin to name them all. But I can name some of them.
A Busy, Buzzing Place
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February 24, 2014 by Jo Ellen Roe
Sometimes, when you try to grow as a gardener, you make mistakes, and things don’t go as planned. This is what happened to me last year when I decided to grow everything from seed.
The garden experts stirred my enthusiasm for starting my own seeds. I could save money, they said, and have the joy of watching my seedlings come to life.
Accordingly, I resolved to buy only organic seeds and pocket the dollars I would have spent on … Continue reading