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?
Spring is definitely here even though it has been cool for the last week. We had a frost advisory last night but today it is beautiful and sunny! I ran around this afternoon after I got back from the university and snapped some pictures of my front and back gardens. There are pictures of yellow trillium, shooting stars (Dodecatheon meadia), my redbud, hepaticas and on and on.... Crazy Maya is out and about getting into all of the pictures! LOL! She is so crazy! One of our next door neighbors was having some work done in their back yard the other day and as I was leaving the house; he stopped me and asked if there was any way that Maya could get out of the fence and attack him. I assured him that she was not able to jump over the 6 foot fence or tunnel under it and he was quick to let me know that he figured that if there was ever a burglar in the neighborhood that they would skip our house! Anyway! Here are the gardens! The Back Gardens:
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.