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It's the season for hummingbird questions! Here are just a few that I have answered in the past:Q What kinds of hummingbird nest in New England? We often see one with a red throat and another with a … more
When I was a young lad, just knee-high to a grasshopper, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day and always occurred on May 30, as opposed to the last Monday of May, the current designated day. The … more
Among the most attractive flowers in the summer garden are the lilies, including Turk's cap lilies, tiger lilies, Asiatic and Oriental lilies. Yes, I know it is still spring, but I mention these … more
Q An indigo bunting [is] a first for me in my garden in Williamstown. He has stayed around for days (about 10 so far) and this evening, joined the doves ground feeding. In the morning, he was up on … more
As with other vegetable gardeners, I am in throes of planting this year's crops, a somewhat tedious though promising task. If weather gods cooperate and I can manage to stay ahead of the weeds, pests … more
Q I recently discovered some chickadees spending a lot of time on and around the posts on my deck. When I went out to see what the attraction was I discovered a fairly large hole in one of the posts … more
Q We have this robin that for the last week has sat on a little tree 10 feet from our three-paned north window. He flies at the window, hitting it with his chest, then flutters to the ground and … more
"One of the most functional plants in garden history, it has been used for screens, hedges and foundations in the great gardens of the world." These are the words of noted horticulturist Dr. Michael … more
How do you spell "relief"? I don't know since spelling was never my forte in school. Fortunately, I am spared much embarrassment by having "spell check" on my computer. However, if I had to spell it … more
Q: I live in Lanesborough, where we have a small pond. We are frequently visited by a kingfisher, coming to eat the crayfish and goldfish in the pond. Today, we were treated to two kingfishers, … more
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