Winterberry Farm Primitives

This blog is now devoted to gardening with native plants with a focus on those species native to the east coast of the United States. With an MS in Agricultural Science from the University of Delaware and my love of native plants, I hope to help folks see the beauty and necessity of using native plants in your garden instead of exotic plants. Did you know that our native song birds and native insects are disappearing as our local environments continue to change?
For those who come to this page to see my 'Winterberry Farm Primitives' blog can now be found at where I will post new additions to my online antiques shop at and discuss various subjects about primitive antiques.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall at Winterberry Farm

Hi everyone,
I have been running around for the last couple of weeks taking pictures of my gardens this fall. Both front and back yards are basically 'grassless' with only a few strips of grass for our Maya so she doesn't get too wacky! Walking through the leaves and scuffling my feet brings back good memories of huge piles of leaves that we would play in as children before my dad raked the leaves up and put them in the compost. Trips to both sets of grandparents homes meant going home to the farm. Being born and raised in West Virginia, I can remember the wonderful crisp weather in the fall and the fun we had running amok on the farm! What happened to those days? Was it the need for everyone to have the 'perfect' lawn? Maybe we are all a bit too anxious and busy these days - oh well - please enjoy my version of 'leaf peeping'. If you are interested in having great fall color in your gardens and yards - let me know and I will post info on the best trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants for fall color in your neck of the woods!

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