Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is Winter Solstice, and very thankfully, from now on the days will be getting longer. Continue reading

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Winter-Blooming Jasmine

My Jasminium nudifolium, or winter jasmine, despite the frigid temperatures started to bloom today!  The bright yellow tubular flowers stand out against a grey December sky, and they are a favorite with the hummingbirds that winter over in my garden.  … Continue reading

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Bird Feeding During the Winter Months

During this cold weather you will want to take a few steps to keep your feathered friends well fed. First, it helps if you know what types of birds are coming to your garden, so you then can determine what … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I read with interest last week that the temperatures were going to drop way down (today we have a high of 25 degrees, with a whopping 16 degrees overnight), so I took a few steps to protect tender plants. –The … Continue reading

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A Use For English Laurel

Many homes in Clark County have English Laurel growing as a large hedge.   It does require extensive pruning to keep it somewhat in check, but now is a great time to use some of those prunings and turn them into … Continue reading

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