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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
Q There are no more pigeons in downtown Pittsfield. Where did they all go? I have been in business on North Street for 44 years and have not seen any for the last several years. I saw one single … more
This coming Friday is Arbor Day, a day dedicated to trees. Some will celebrate the day by participating in a community project, such as a commemorative tree planting, while others will demonstrate … more
Q: Our local gray squirrels have seemed to have lost the fur off their tails. We noticed last summer only one squirrel afflicted with this, but now there are five or six running around that have … more
The cold and damp weather of March and April has deterred most gardeners from venturing into their gardens as soils have remained excessively moist, if not covered by snow. Even with the brief warm … more
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