Author: Terasa Lott

Too Much Basil?

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is one of my favorite culinary herbs. It’s relatively easy to grow and is available in many cultivars, some of which are quite decorative. A member of the mint family, it’s...

White Isn’t Always A Beautiful Sight

We had measurable snow at my house twice in two weeks! I picked up my camera each time to capture the beauty of the pure white frozen precipitation blanketing the bleak winter landscape. The snow...

Mailbox Planters Can Be A Challenge

First impressions are critical when selling a home, and I give credit to the former owners of our house for choosing a rather unique mailbox post. Instead of a traditional post designed to support a...

Shamrocks and St. Patrick’s Day

If you visit your favorite garden center in late February or early March, you’ll likely find shamrock plants to coincide with the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The myths and folklore...

Insects Feed Baby Birds

As a backyard bird enthusiast, I find watching the bluebird’s life cycle unfold in my yard to be fascinating. Each year, I anxiously await bluebird nesting season and feel a sense of accomplishment...

Holiday Cactus

The holidays are often associated with particular plants such as Poinsettias, Cyclamen, and paperwhites, but my favorite group of plants is the holiday cacti. About 15 years ago, I purchased what I...

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