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Michelle Davies captured this image of a Blue Clipper butterfly Tuesday at the Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne.
Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
My pear trees are blossoming for the first time since I planted them two years ago. I found two small trees that were sort of flat to begin with and have been training and pruning them grow espalier on the backside of my home.
Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Every year I vow to keep it simple in the vegetable garden. My idea of gardening is to check out how it is doing in the morning while drinking my cup tea and that's it.
Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Every year my Baltimore orioles return on the first of May. I put out my oriole and hummingbird feeders mid-April just in case they arrived earlier.
Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
The recent warm weather has set off a burst of color in the woods. Check out the photos.
Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Repotting is an import process in growing your own vegetable plants. I always plant the thin stem way down into the dirt leaving the foliage just peaking out.
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I haven't seen a squirrel at my bird feeder for a whole week. I usually see one of the four resident squirrels hourly at the feeders.
Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
The few 60 degree days, that we seem to have every once in a while, is a good time to start hardening off your vegetable plants. Hardening is needed to acclimate your plants to the great outdoors after they have been cuddled and nurtured in a perfect indoor environment.
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"The public should call 311 to report a possible violation where weeds or grass are at least nine inches tall."