Deer

  There are more deer per square mile than ever before in our area. This season, they have even sampled a few native plants at my back stoop! Garlic clips attached to a bamboo stake stopped this invasion, and the native Rubus odoratus (Flowering raspberry) and Porteranthus tridentata (Bowman’s root) have sprouted new growth, albeit shorter than usual.   This reminds…

COVID-19 Notice

The following protocols are in place: No entry into client homes Any worker who feels sick will be asked to stay home and not work Social distancing of at least 6 feet between each worker or client Wear garden gloves at all times that will be sanitized and washed daily Sanitize commonly used items such…

Plant Pick: Evergreen Ferns

Plant Pick:  Evergreen Ferns When bright colors disappear from the landscape, there’s nothing like an upright evergreen fern to catch your eye.  By spring, these have been flattened by snow, but new growth emerges in May.  I’d like to highlight three of my favorites: Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) is a native woodlander, common to rocky…