Don't let the draw of that cozy, warm fire keep you from venturing out into winter's cold. This season can be so amazingly beautiful . All you have to do is bundle up your skin and open your eyes to take it all the striking scenes so frequently left unnoticed. Here are some I've captured in my own yard this winter.
Garden as if life depended on it! Doug Tallamy wrote these words in my copy of his book, Bringing Nature Home. No, I'm not a special friend or acquaintance, he wrote similar, if not identical words inside all the books he signed that day. On the other hand, though, I am special. I'm a gardener with extraordinary power … I can choose to plant whatever I want. You are also extraordinary, as you have exactly the same power as I. And if we, as gardeners, do just a little of what Tallamy suggests – increase the number of native plants growing in each of our gardens– we, individually and together, may be able to make a significant difference in the nature of our future.
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