Category Archives: Garden Friends

It’s a backyard party for ladybugs, toads, wiggly worms, and pollinators.

When I was a kid, television and commercials taught me ONE important lesson… Bugs were bad and when I saw them I was to immediately run for a can of Raid to dispatch of the creepy critters.  As I grew up, I started to figure things out on my own.  When I lived in Hawaii, […]

We have the start to a butterfly garden in the front yard with lantana, milkweed and aster. I upcycled a jar lid and mod podged a sticker that I designed to create a welcome sign. (Because they can read and all…) There were several butterflies fluttering around – maybe next time I can wait long […]

This happened a few years ago in the Spring. My neighbor and I were in the front yard hanging out with our kids when we noticed the baby birds were peeking out from the top of their birdhouse. My daughter was 7 years old when she received this birdhouse as a gift and lovingly painted […]