Monthly Archives: August 2014

Use crickets to tell the temperature

 Use crickets to tell the temperature

This is the time of year when we hear crickets in our yards chirping rhythmically. They make this summer sound by rubbing their wings together. But this sound can also be a reliable predictor of temperature.

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Make your own hollyhock dolls

Hollyhock9 250x250 Make your own hollyhock dollsHollyhocks are either biennials or short lived perennials. They create an old fashioned look with blooms on top of 8-​​foot-​​tall flower spikes which provide a nice backdrop to the perennial garden. They readily reseed and come in most every color. Hollyhocks thrive in full sun and average to poor soil, and require little care other than to enjoy the blooms. (more…)

Needed at the Children’s Village

Have any of these things to get rid of? We’ll take them! (more…)