Category Archives: Nature

Exploring New Waters

It’s Columbus Day today in the USA. This day honors Christopher Columbus who set out to find a quicker route to the East Indies in 1492. Even though he didn’t achieve that goal, many consider what he did achieve an … Continue reading

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Getting into the Vortex

Law of Attraction fact- Do what you love and more of it will come to you. A few cooler overcast days preceded by two inches of rain made for perfect, day-long, working-weather in my book. So, for the past few … Continue reading

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Honoring Earth Day

In honor of the birth of the modern environmental movement which started 45 years ago  this month, we created our version of a fresh flower mandala for Earth Day 2015. The word “mandala” is Sanskrit loosely translated as “circle” and … Continue reading

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Just for “ME” Day Retreat

Feeling a little sluggish after the holiday season? Need something to inspire you to get through this tough time of year? Consider a day retreat at your friendly neighborhood garden to get your “balance”on! If you always wondered what goes … Continue reading

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Fall

“Fall”, the name is so appropriate. Living in the Northeast United States, we are blessed with a change in seasons. The temperatures fall and the leaves begin their annual color change. The chlorophyll which gives the plants their green color … Continue reading

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Copper Rain Chains in the Garden

Copper pieces used as art in the garden have a way of adding perpetual beauty to the surroundings. When new, the warmth exuded by this shiny penny colored surface offers a just the right contrast to green, which is usually … Continue reading

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Controlling Butterfly Bush Spread

A Quick Tip from Crabtree Corner: If you grow butterfly bushes (buddleia spp.) remember to deadhead them regularly. This means when the blooms are dying, clip them off before they dry. It will keep new blooms forming until frost hits … Continue reading

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Garden Wedding-Follow Your Bliss

Seven years ago when I planted the first perennial on our property I had envisioned our gardens hosting weddings. I hoped that one day I would see a bride walking along the grass path to a location where a large … Continue reading

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Taming of the View

Trying to block unsightly views can be frustrating for the home gardener. Whether they are from nearby roads, neighbors, utility lines and boxes, or unkempt properties, it drives one to resort to all kinds of creativity, especially if you are … Continue reading

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Romantic Bridal Wreath Spirea Shrubs

It won’t be long before the romantic, old-fashioned shrubs begin to bloom. Though everything here in Northeastern PA is dreary and some snow still lingers along with temps below freezing, it’s actually great thinning weather for the bridal wreath spirea … Continue reading

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