It's a rainy Saturday morning but my walk through the garden was anything but dull & dreary. Our fruit trees are blossoming and the raindrops made everything glisten with extra beauty today. Our tulips are still puckered up hoping for another nurturing kiss from Mother Nature.
Notice From Management
Pillywiggins are tough on work shirts, boots & socks! A clean batch of shirts arrived this week but these shirts are only temporary. They will tide us over as we work out the details on the cool new logo design for our company. Like our gardens, we have established strong roots, we're growing and ready to blossom!
Need a little enchantment in your garden?
Call upon the Pillywiggins!
We're wrapping up our Spring Clean-Ups and we're ready to tackle any sized landscape project.
We have several projects in the works from Phase II additions for past projects to new installs for several new customers.
You never know where the Pillywiggins will turn up next. Stay tuned for 2018 project photos coming soon!
A gift from Mother Nature. Our pair of pileated woodpeckers made their return on Christmas Day. We were happy to see them again. They're not typically feeder birds but they have visited our suet feeders for the past 4 or 5 winters now. I read up on pileated woodpeckers and shared a few interesting facts in last year's blog post Winter Wildlife. You can read it HERE.
It's been snowing & blowing ever since Christmas with temperatures well below zero. The pileated woodpeckers, songbirds & "Big Boy" the squirrel have been coming in daily. Big Boy is a year-round resident. He costs us a small fortune in sunflower seed but his chunky-butt dare devil antics keep us amused. We set up a spot in the window for our old cat Bailey. He sits there for hours, hunkered down just below the window ledge with his tail just a twitching. Bailey acts tough but I think the woodpecker and squirrel could take him!
Remember, if it's too cold to play outside just do what the Pillywiggins do.
Throw another log on the fire, stay in & make snowmen!
Jason & Julie
Ramp Flower Gone to Seed
While others are working on putting their gardens to bed for the winter, Jason has been "ramping up" our shade gardens for spring. That's right. Jason has been busy collecting wild ramp seeds & he's sowing them into our shade beds to add another edible element to our landscape. It's a great way to spend a fall day. Ramp seeds are free for the picking and a quick stroll through the woods will provide more than enough seed to start your own patch.
Greetings! My name is Julie. I'm a bookkeeper by trade, an artisan by choice & the author of this blog by default. :)