Watch our rain chain during a power storm we had! The rain chain leads into a rain drain. It is about a 4’x4′ square edged with pavers. The inside was dug out about 6″ deep and filled with gravel. The spot where the chain hits was dug out a little deeper and a trench was…… Continue reading Rain Chain During Storm
We finally received our Monarch Waystation sign along with a few others. It is now being displayed in the front yard. We really hope this will explain to people why this garden is here. Actually as I was putting the sign up, a lady asked if I was doing experiments because of the plant labels I…… Continue reading Arrival on Monarch Waystation Sign!
Several months ago I ordered milkweed seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery. I started them from seed because I anticipated not being able to find milkweeds at nurseries because of it selling out. It is the year of the pollinator and many people are making Monarch Waystations. I also wanted to have ones that were pesticide-free.…… Continue reading Starting Milkweeds from Seed
The weather has really changed in Kentucky in the past 3 weeks. (Even though overnight we got another snow shower and it’s 40 degrees outside)! Just this past weekend it reached 80 degrees. On some of the warm days after a rain shower, plants would change within a few hours. Here are a few things…… Continue reading Spring in Kentucky
Photo from http://www.thegardenglove.com I no longer have to mow my front yard and it’s GREAT! One of the problems with my front yard is that I could not get grass to grow. The previous summer I had killed the front yard with a chemical. Didn’t really want to use such a thing, but I…… Continue reading Turning the Lawn into a Garden
The goal for this summer is for the butterfly rain garden to be completed (for the most part!) Gardening is a never ending task of course, but building a garden is a lot of work and even for the most frugal, not the cheapest of projects. A lot of work has been put into this garden…… Continue reading Building a Butterfly Rain Garden
This summer I’ll be blogging about the Monarch Waystation/Butterfly Garden/Rain Garden that’s going to be built in my front yard. It’s going to be certified with the http://www.MonarchWatch.org too! We’ll be giving you some information about all the wildlife the garden will be attracting and some great information on creating your own. Visit our page…… Continue reading Contribute to Monarchs & Get Rewards