Some links for gardening and thoughts…

 

Most gardeners and laypersons like everything tidy and neat. I am not one of those! I like to leave dead perennials in the garden through out the winter for interest and as a narrative to the passage of time. I have a pile of dead limbs in the far rear of my half-acre as a “wildlife” habitat. Some seasons birds will nest there. Other seasons snakes make it their home. I don’t mind the snakes as they eat the voles who do so much damage to my favorite plants. I only have to remember to make noise and move slow enough to allow them time to move away from me.

I come across so many links on the internet on gardening and nature ideas which I share on my Facebook or Instagram pages but thought I would write a post about them. Here are a few.

Building hotels for native bees and pollinators.

http://www.realfarmacy.com/build-bee-hotels-to-help-save-native-bees/

Check with you state park office for classes for nature and gardening:

http://www.ncparks.gov/

Your local Cooperative Extension is also a good source for education on gardening and nature:

https://gardening.ces.ncsu.edu/

Turn off the TV and get out and walk around downtown or have lunch in a public garden:

A few of my favorite in the Piedmont of North Carolina:

The Sarah P Duke Gardens at Duke University

http://gardens.duke.edu/

J C Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University

https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

The North Carolina Botanical Gardens at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

http://ncbg.unc.edu/

Most cities have a website for their downtown areas:

http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/districts

Attend an art event. They are usually free.

http://artsplosure.org/

North Carolina has a great web list of state-wide cultural events:

http://festivalsandevents.com/festival.php?state=NC

Take a cooking class:

http://www.surlatable.com/category/cat510419/Class+Locations

Check out my facebook or Instagram for more information and ideas:

https://www.facebook.com/Arthur-in-the-Garden-305353468606/

https://www.instagram.com/arthurinthegarden/

P.S. Write a journal.

🙂

 

 

 

 

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4 responses to “Some links for gardening and thoughts…

  1. Leaving dead vegetation over winter is so good for wildlife and protecting the soil 🙂

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  2. I’m with you. Not totally neat and tidy. My family complains about all the “dead” sticks I leave standing all winter long outside the kitchen window. The sticks provide a place for the birds to land on for endless entertainment while we eat.

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