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American Holly Cedar Waxwing

Now is the time to recognize our native holly, Aquifoliaceae. The female sets berries in the fall, and birds will enjoy this feast through the coming winter months. The height of American holly, or Christmas holly, ranges from 25 ft. to as tall as 60 ft. The stout, stiff branches…

Invasion of The Ladybugs

My first memorable experience was twelve years ago on a gorgeous soft fall day. I experienced what sounds like a B-grade movie. My family had just arrived at a vacation lodge when we were bombarded by brown ladybugs. They came in swarms and lit on our faces and clothing, pinching…

Anise Sage Salvia

Outside the sunroom, I have a patch of Anise Sage (salvia guaronitica) planted. While having a cup of coffee in the morning, I love to see the hummingbirds come to feed on this tall blue plant. This perennial has deep blue flowers that bloom from summer to late fall. Salvia…

Pumpkins

Fall is coming to Tennessee, and pumpkins are showing up at roadside stands and in the grocery stores. Pumpkins give a bright pop of color as our leaves make their way to the ground. This squash is native to America. It was Christopher Columbus who carried pumpkin seeds back with…

A Beautiful Fall Table

The Southern Autumn season rolls in a welcomed reprieve from the summer heat and our mind begins to set on the gathering of family and friends. It’s the festival season in Tennessee, and yes, it’s also football time, both bring out the savory recipes and decor for welcoming a crowd.…

American Holly Cedar Waxwing

Now is the time to recognize our native holly, Aquifoliaceae. The female sets berries in the fall, and birds will enjoy this feast through the coming winter months. The height of American holly, or Christmas holly, ranges from 25 ft. to as tall as 60 ft. The stout, stiff branches…

Invasion of The Ladybugs

My first memorable experience was twelve years ago on a gorgeous soft fall day. I experienced what sounds like a B-grade movie. My family had just arrived at a vacation lodge when we were bombarded by brown ladybugs. They came in swarms and lit on our faces and clothing, pinching…

Anise Sage Salvia

Outside the sunroom, I have a patch of Anise Sage (salvia guaronitica) planted. While having a cup of coffee in the morning, I love to see the hummingbirds come to feed on this tall blue plant. This perennial has deep blue flowers that bloom from summer to late fall. Salvia…

Pumpkins

Fall is coming to Tennessee, and pumpkins are showing up at roadside stands and in the grocery stores. Pumpkins give a bright pop of color as our leaves make their way to the ground. This squash is native to America. It was Christopher Columbus who carried pumpkin seeds back with…

A Beautiful Fall Table

The Southern Autumn season rolls in a welcomed reprieve from the summer heat and our mind begins to set on the gathering of family and friends. It’s the festival season in Tennessee, and yes, it’s also football time, both bring out the savory recipes and decor for welcoming a crowd.…

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