Category: Out and About

In the Woods

As much as there is going on in the garden, I can’t help but write about two exciting spring events happening in the woods over on my parents’ farm.

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Disease Alert: Ova paschalis

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Corresponding with the arrival of gradually warmer temperatures at the end of the winter season, the appearance of Ova paschalis fruiting bodies is a curious phenomenon of the spring season in many parts of the United States.

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Got Rocks?

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Have you ever noticed that other gardeners always have more difficulties than you do? You mention that you have deer/rabbits/voles/Japanese beetles/shade/whatever, and then you hear how the other person has the same problem but much, much worse than…

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Back to Black Creek

[This blog has no affiliation with Black Creek Greenhouses, and I cannot provide their current hours or contact information.] Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Ah, the rituals of spring: spotting the first green sprout, finding the very first flower, delighting in the first daffodil….

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Gone to the Dogs

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Last night, thanks to a very generous friend, I had an opportunity to see the Philadelphia Flower Show. I can’t even remember how long it’s been since my last visit, but I’m sure it’s the first time I’ve…

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