Category Archives : Nature

What is this #insect & how does it help #gardens? #pollinator

If you are a gardener, then you will come into contact with all kinds of creatures! Some of them are friendly creatures, and some are scary creatures. This happens to be a pretty and interesting creature that we found near our back patio. Last year, we saw him on our screen door. This year, he […]

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Red-Bellied #Woodpecker Woke Me Up This Morning! #birds

      Although the calendar says Spring is still weeks away, a Red-Bellied Woodpecker woke me up this morning. The steady pecking lasts about 7 seconds each time in the distance. We believe the same Red-Bellied Woodpecker comes back to our garden every year! One year, he pecked a hole in our deck railing. […]

#Autumn #Travel to #BlueRidgeMountains!

  We usually take a trip to the mountains in the Autumn. It’s an opportunity to exhale, relax, and talk. We have found that communication is the key to a healthy relationship. Daily work and other activities can take up so much of your time that you barely have a chance look at your significant […]

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Protect #Evergreens – Knock Off Heavy #Snow! #landscape #snowscape

    A fresh blanket of snow has fallen and our evergreens are drooping. Heavy snow can break evergreen branches, so we need to knock off some of the heavy snow. Lo is using a tree loper to knock off the snow.  If you notice evergreens that are bent or crooked, it’s because the homeowner […]

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Winter Wonderland! how to garden beginner gardener

#Winter #Wonderland! #landscape #snow #snowscape

  It’s late Winter in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. If you live in an area that does not get snow, you are in for a treat! It’s cold but it is beautiful! Even the birds are chirping, ready for Spring! We believe it’s our last snowstorm of the season.   There are no […]

#Touch a #Plant to Reduce #Stress! #stressrelief

“In a recent study, men who touched plant leaves for two minutes felt calmer and had less cerebral blood flow to the brain areas associated with stress than men who touched metal or other materials.” [Source: Bottom Line Personal, Vol 35 Number 20, October 15, 2014] To read the actual study, click here.     […]

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Free #HealthandWellness at Black Hill Regional Park/Seneca Lake! #health

We were looking for a free way to relax and enjoy a breezy Autumn afternoon, so we spent the afternoon at Black Hill Regional Park and Seneca lake. It was a little chilly and breezy, but the Fall colors were beautiful!                   The park and lake are […]

5 Ways to Let #Nature Absorb Your #Stress … #stressrelief

Release Your Stress Into Nature Gardening is like going outside to play! Create a gardening oasis wherever you live. Even if it’s one potted plant. Step outside, take a deep breath or two, be silent, and focus on the nature surrounding you. Focus on everything from the huge majestic trees to the small potted plant. […]

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