Everyone loves Ruby-throated hummingbirds! I have fond memories of watching these hummingbirds visit the many feeders my grandparents put out each year. You probably have a similar story! Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures, with their bold-colored feathers and fast-fluttering wings.
What to Know About Selling at a Farmers Market
March 24, 2023
Have you considered becoming a vendor at your local farmers market? It’s important to do some research, check regulations, and make a plan before you begin a business or begin selling your products at one.
These tips can help you create a plan for selling at farmers markets and other similar venues.
The Food Factor: Red Wine Vinaigrette
March 21, 2023
If you like vinaigrette on your salad or as a marinade, give this homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette a try.
Don’t Touch the Daffodils!
March 17, 2023
For a few short weeks, daffodils grace the planet with their beauty and remind us of warm weather right around the corner.
4 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
March 14, 2023
National Nutrition Month is a time to sharpen your focus on your lifestyle, with an emphasis on your eating and physical activity habits. Learn what this campaign is about and get tips to help you improve your lifestyle from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
What are Native Plants?
March 10, 2023
Native plants are talked about quite a lot in the gardening world. Everyone talks about what great plants they are to have in your landscape, but what exactly are they?
The Food Factor: Italian Tortellini Soup
March 7, 2023
Try this hearty soup that is great to add to your menu rotation during the colder months of the year.
March Landscape Tasks
March 3, 2023
I woke up to a dusting of yellow pollen on my car this week, the true sign that spring is on its way! Several flowers are blooming, making the world a little more vibrant after a cold, gray winter.
Bird of the Month: Blue Jay
February 28, 2023
Blue jays are easy to recognize by both their noisy call and bold blue feathers. Also known as jaybirds, blue jays are members of the crow family and native to the United States.
The Fishy Truth about Bradford Pear Trees
February 24, 2023
If you have Bradford pear trees on your property, you are quite familiar with the odor they release. How could such a beautiful tree smell like rotting fish? The odor isn’t the only thing that makes this tree undesirable.
The Food Factor: Creamy Hamburger Potato Soup
February 21, 2023
Creamy Hamburger Potato Soup is full of cheesy goodness. It’s the perfect soup to warm you up with a hearty amount of protein to keep you full and satisfied!
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