Nature has so many ways to announce spring’s arrival, from the flowering of daffodils, crocuses, and other early bulbs to the unmistakable calls of wood frogs and spring peepers, to the emergence of earthworms after a warm, soaking rain.
Bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators play an important role in our global ecosystem. By transporting pollen from one plant to another, they make growing the food we eat and the beautiful garden spaces we enjoy possible.
Staging is the process of making a home’s interior look its absolute best to entice prospective buyers. It used to be the stuff of television’s real estate programs or a trend in major metropolitan areas.
Black cherries make handsome specimen trees. White flowers hang in four- to six-inch, upright to pendulous clusters. They are visited by native bees, honeybees, flies and beetles, and, after pollination, they form purple to blue-black fruits.