Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bark longhouse corn husks

Sunday morning and its beautiful outside. Almost enough White corn husks braided to make a mattress!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New volunteers!!

I think they are named oiankwahonweh (the sacred tobacco) and sunflower. We will see in a few weeks...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Just Take a Breath

Apple blossoms - many apple trees can be found at Ganondagan
Since many of Ganondagan's visitors come with camera in hand and visit the hiking trails, you may appreciate my newest article. It gives some very simple advice on taking photos of plants. In all actuality, the advice is applicable to a lot of photography subjects you will find at Ganondagan. I hope it helps your own photographic endeavors.

Article link:  Our Green Neighbors "Just Take a Breath" article


Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Teaching Plant

Bittersweet Nightshade

Since many you you either include plants in your teachings or would like to, I thought you might like my newest article, "The Teaching Plant."It is about how a toxic "weed" taught my children a lesson that will stay with them the rest of their days. Read the full article here... 

I hope spring finds it warmth and us soon!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Signs of Spring

(Photo by Dori via Wikimedia Commons)
The signs of the coming spring are making themselves known. Read my new article for the signs I have seen. Stay warm and enjoy as winter looses his hold on us!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Wildflower Video Series

I have started a video series on wildflowers and other plants of the Northeastern woodlands. I will be creating and uploading more videos as time allows so be sure to check the playlist often for new videos. And the first three of the videos of the series were taken on the trails of Ganondagan!

Watch the whole series at my blog:

Our Green Neighbors


Monday, February 18, 2013

Native Plant - Purple Coneflower

Ever wonder about the botanical names of some plants? Learn more about the botanical name of the North American native plant, purple coneflower in the newest article on my blog:
Our Green Neighbors
Keep dreaming of spring!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Free Seed Giveaway

Along with Classical Formulas, I'm doing a free seed give away. You can find details about the seeds being given away and how to enter here.

Hurry and enter by midnight 2/28/13!

We've passed the half way mark to the Spring equinox. So enjoy the second half of winter and dream of spring planting!


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuscarora Bread Beans

Left: Tuscarora Bread Bean;  Top: Romano Pole;  Right: Seneca Speckled Egg
I'm always excited to be trying out new heirloom varieties in the garden but I'm really excited to try the Tuscarora Bread Bean, a Native bean variety, this year. Read my newest article for more about it as well as links to the bean bread recipe and info on a source for the seeds:

Our Green Neighbors Blog

Enjoy and dream of spring!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Planting pole beans this year?

If you are not planning on doing a 3 Sisters garden style of planting for the pole beans in your vegetable garden this year, you may like my recent article on a companion underplanting for pole beans. It was a lucky happenstance for me last summer and I plan to do it again this year.

You can find the article on my blog. Enjoy!