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Halloween in the Garden

Hello Fellow Readers, I enjoy Halloween enthusiasts who decorate their homes as if it were Christmas with purple and orange lights, cobwebs and spiders. Even smoke machines reminiscent of the disco days. I came upon a house during a walk with Miss Ellie who barked a warning which she
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Winter Decorating with Road Kill

Hello fellow readers, Busted! My buddy Paulette from Blairstown caught me picking up road kill the other day. My philosophy is, if you can’t find all that you need in your own digs there’s nothing wrong with a little roadside cleanup. Road kill is Paulette’s witty description of wintr
Goldenrod in the wild

Goldenrod’s bad reputation

Hello fellow readers,      A bad reputation is hard to turn around! Sandy from Sparta questioned a recommendation to add Solidago to her fall garden.  The common name is Goldenrod after all and doesn’t it cause allergies? The real offender is Ragweed (Ambrosia ) which grows in the sam