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.
Check with you state park office for classes for nature and gardening:
Your local Cooperative Extension is also a good source for education on gardening and nature:
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
J C Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University
The North Carolina Botanical Gardens at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Most cities have a website for their downtown areas:
Attend an art event. They are usually free.
North Carolina has a great web list of state-wide cultural events:
Take a cooking class:
Check out my facebook or Instagram for more information and ideas:
P.S. Write a journal.