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 are some pics of our ongoing snowstorm! I am also adding a pic of where I am staying during this crazy weather! Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey have declared states of emergency and no one is supposed to be on the roads. Hubby is stuck at work (he works at an oil refinery) and is having fun adding up those overtime hours! He has plenty of food, took extra clothes and doesn't have to shovel snow! My grandson and his friend are out shoveling snow for me and plan to make some money this weekend shoveling sidewalks and driveways for people. Fortunately, our development collects snow dues so our streets are plowed but we are up to over 30" of snow here!!! I tried to catch our Maya in a couple of the pics but she was moving too fast!!! She has been in and out all day, jumping and running through the snow drifts having a great time! I am painting the barn for the Flower Show while sitting in front of the fire! I love snow days!!!!
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.