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?
Here we go again! It is still snowing but this time it seems to be mixed with rain so it is icing up the branches of the trees! That picture of my winterberry from the last post - look at it now! There is so much ice and snow on the branches that you can barely see the berries! I planned to blog about another great tree for your native yard but this is just too amazing to ignore! Delaware is under another state of emergency, I think it's to keep everyone off the roads and safe inside until this storm passes through! Crazy Maya is out there again and this time I was able to catch her as she rounds the corner - again- in her crazy run around the backyard! Mama mockingbird is out grabbing winterberries off the shrub and some of the little juncos are trying to stay warm under my table out back. You probably can't see them but they are under there! It's getting a little windy now and the weather forcasters say we are under blizzard conditions! Hubby is again stuck at work - where I know he is safe and not driving around - and won't be back until at least tomorrow or maybe even Friday! We are staying nice and warm here with the fire going and me in my favorite place - in my big wing chair reading a book! Take a peek at my 'Winter Wonderland" and I'll be back blogging again soon!
Things have changed quite a bit in the last two years since I last posted a blog here at Winterberry Farm Primitives. My oldest grandson is now in college and my daughter is finishing her RN in her new home up in New York City. I have had four fantastic years as an antiques dealer and have met some wonderful people. Now it is time to get back to blogging about what I love - antiques and native plants! My blogs on antiques will be companions to my monthly shop updates and my gardening blogs will try to follow the seasons, so here we go! I am a wife to a great hubby, mother of two wonderful people (both of which served their country - AF & Army) & grandmother of three great teenagers. I am also a plant scientist with a masters in science. I developed a vegetative propagation method for Spigelia marilandica as my undergraduate project & worked with three species of trillium, for my masters thesis. That said - after several years in the ag/biotech field, I find myself drawn back to my first love of antiques & gardening.