Yard and Garden
drawing of 2 fireflies
Many are the poets who have waxed eloquently about fireflies. I'm not surprised. There are very few people who aren't intrigued by these flashers of the insect world once they have seen them.
picture of oak leaves in the fall
Q. I have a white oak tree that lost about half of its leaves to a varmint. I'm guessing June bugs that were in a bunch about 15 feet away. The tree did not put out any new growth except late in the summer on the end of the tallest limb. Meantime, a new tree sprung up. I'll include some pictures that will show the leaves and their color. I have no idea what flavor this oak is.
image of a Boxelder bug
A word or set of words by which a person, animal, place or thing is known is a name. Exactly when humans began using names for each other is lost in antiquity. For sure, though, we have been using vocal utterances to describe things including each other for thousands of years.
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Check water levels in cut flowers daily. Check stored produce and flower bulbs for rot, shriveling or excess moisture. Discard damaged material. Most houseplants require less water in winter months because growth is slowed or stopped.
image of petunias and marigolds
To celebrate Indiana's bicentennial this year, the Garden Club of Indiana and the Indiana Bicentennial Commission are hoping gardeners will join the Blue & Gold garden tribute to Indiana's state flag.
Evening Grosbeak
When the temperatures drop and the snow falls, we often turn our attention to what we can do to help the wildlife which calls our yards home. In most cases, professional wildlife biologists don't recommend the feeding of wildlife. However, bird feeding, and particularly winter bird feeding, is an exception.
Spider Lily plant
This flower was in my yard when I bought my house, and it was the most beautiful plant I have ever seen. It bloomed for the first two years that I was here, but for the last two it hasn't.

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