Pool Area Refresh

My favorite part about Hen and Chix is helping to transform someone’s lawn.  I had so much fun working with the Ross family to freshen up their pool area.  Our kiddos played, we bonded and in the end they had a fresh space to spend their Summer. We started by trimming back the ground cover, […]

Potato Vine Project

For the past couple weeks – every time I drove past our house – I noticed my out of control potato vines and how I needed to trim them. Today, I decided to break my gardening rut and try to root the potato vine from cuttings.  This is easily done with Ivy so let’s see […]

Earth Day Education

We were busy last week promoting Earth Day. We donated 31 Herb Growers (basil, dill, chives, cilantro) to the Grasshopper and Cricket’s preschool classes. We also donated 104 Wildflower seed bombs to Mrs. McCoy’s sixth grade science class. This is what it is all about…giving back and teaching our young peeps! For those of you that […]

Think Earth Day, Always

Spring has sprung and Earth Day is here.  If you didn’t know, Earth Day was officially yesterday, April 22nd. There are events happening around the city to celebrate the day and week.  It’s good to have a reminder to celebrate this amazing planet we call home.  One thing I think nature struggles with in our […]

It’s Earth Day, Celebrate

What a great thing to celebrate, our beautiful earth! We have Mountains, Lakes, Hills, Rivers, Beaches, Wildlife and Plants of all kinds. We have regulations set forth in our country so we have cleaner air to breathe and safe water to drink.  We should all be very thankful for this.  Not everyone has this.  There are cities where […]

A little effort, a big reward

Thank you Katie for sharing your photos. The liriope grass  had taken over and the rocks were sinking.  You only get the benefit of seeing the space after the storm.  They cleaned out all the rocks, dug out all the liriope grass and leveled the ground.  Once this was done they put the rocks back and planted […]

Your plants might still have life

Don’t give up hope on your plants.  Not yet!  Our season is late getting started and what looks completely dead might just surprise you.  You just need a little patience.  And for those of you that know me, I’m sure you are laughing since I’m not patient in most situations. The tree pictured here is […]

Aphids, Anyone?

From the desk of an Environmental Scientist… I love Spring! I love the birds chirping, the trees with their bright green leaves, the flowers starting to bloom and new growth on the horizon.  Especially after our crazy cold winter that seemed to drag on forever, it really feels like a rebirth this year. I’m enjoying the […]

The impact of your footprint

Do you know what the impact of your footprint is? I didn’t until about five minutes ago.  I try to make good decisions,  I recycle, I turn the lights off, I try not to let the water run too long.  On the other hand, I don’t take public transportation, we travel, we eat meat and […]

I made a succulent wreath…

I am so excited to say that I made a succulent wreath.  I actually made two of them!  Needless to say I am a tiny bit proud of myself.  Now, if I can keep them alive. Every year we do Christmas with two other families and this year I decided to make something.  I try […]