About a year ago I started displaying a word sign along the road at the intersection fronting my property (see September 2018 blog post). The word for this month (June 2019) is zealotry. Before you ask why, let me give you some background info. I was involved in the formative years of both the Illinois and Indiana native plant societies. In fact, I was the annual conference coordinator for the group formerly known as INPAWS. However, I recently divorced myself because I saw the natives zeal leaning too heavily towards a return to a purity pledge like in the early twentieth century. While I have a deep and abiding affection for and understanding of natural areas (nature's cathedrals) an

Rant of the Month

Unfortunately, most people know little about gardening and environmental issues including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific issues with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.  I will occasionally also post outstanding and approved examples in an effort to educate.