Wild Edibles

Thanks to the Nashua River Watershed Association, (NRWA), I was able to partake in a “Wild Edibles Woodland Walk ” that they had organized with Environmentalist Russ Cohen last week.  Russ introduced us to about a dozen wild edible plants that we all pass...

Managing Deer in the Landscape

Deer can wreak havoc on a landscape and no plant is deer proof.  Deer will eat almost anything in the spring as tender new growth emerges from plants.  Deer prefer soft lush vegetation, they especially like flower buds. The common characteristics plants have that are...

Indoor Plants for Air Quality

Improve the quality of the air you breathe with common house plants. NASA has been researching how to clean the air for future habitation in space stations  which has resulted in a list of common house plants that will do the same right here at home. We already know...

Artillery Fungus

Have you ever noticed small black spots on the siding or trim of your house?  Mold, you ask? Yes, a specific type of fungus that causes the mold called Sphaerobolus stellatus, also known as Cannon Fungus, Sphere Thrower, Artillery Fungus or Shotgun Fungus. “Artillery”...

Planting Tips

I am always looking to learn something new and to organize my thoughts to better convey my tips and my suggestions for you, the reader.  I was recently reviewing, for example, the proper planting techniques for container plants. If you are a gardener, or even a...