Check out the Pretty Portaluca!

11 May

Tiger Laeta Viola Seeds Belong on the Shopping List

8 Jan

These edible flowers look gorgeous!

Learn (and see) more here


2:30-3pm Friday, 9/10: Big Butterfly Release!

9 Sep

We plan to tag and release 13 Monarch butterflies from the garden tomorrow. All are welcome to watch — and we’d love help taking photos and video!  See pics from a previous release here.



16 Apr

Do you know this kitty?

I’ve seen this young cat around CV over the past few weeks, and yesterday I found her in the garden.  She’s injured — her right eye is damaged — and is not afraid of people.

If you know of any CVers who are trying to rescue her, pls put me in touch.  I don’t have email addresses for the phone numbers of the animal lovers I usually see regularly while gardening, but want to let them know she’s hanging out in the (locked) play area.

I’m guessing she was abandoned and hasn’t been outside on her own for too long.  Thanks.  -Denise



Testing Water Sked Button

21 May

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3pm Today: Harvest Herbs for Holiday Gift Sachets

4 Nov



Plant Sale At The Old Stone House Sat May 5, 10am to 2pm

26 Apr



Is This A Pupa? A Butterfly That Overwintered On Milkweed?

18 Mar

Found on native milkweed while pruning today:  A specimen that looks like it could be a pupa or some type of chrysalis.

We’ll investigate.

In the meantime, does anyone have a butterfly net or pop up display cage where we can place it outside?

Related stories: Plants In Our Butterfly-Friendly Garden ; June 2013 Caterpillar Spottings; Even Our Small Garden Can Help Native Bees! ; Monarch Butterfly Plants In Our Midst


Early June in the Garden

7 Jun

Photo: Ezra Schultz


Butterfly Sighting On CV Grounds!

29 May

I saw this Red Admiral and his friend frolicking on the path in between 195 Adams and 215 Adams Streets. It’s the same area I’ve seen early season butterflies for the last couple seasons.  Keep your eyes peeled for caterpillars!  –DeniseIMG_8315

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