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Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 02-13-2020, 08:54 AM
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Posted By dapjwy
I am not sure if I have noticed a decline in...

I am not sure if I have noticed a decline in insects on our property or not, but I am concerned that I will notice this year.
Forum: Small Space Gardening 02-13-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 224
Posted By dapjwy
Good idea. :)

Good idea. :)
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 02-09-2020, 09:23 PM
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Views: 13,538
Posted By dapjwy
Good to hear! Very inspirational--until I...

Good to hear!

Very inspirational--until I read about donning a be costume. ;) :)
Forum: Small Space Gardening 02-09-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 224
Posted By dapjwy
That sounds great! The older I get, the more...

That sounds great!

The older I get, the more I want larger plants (well, at least for trees and shrubs)...luckily the bare root seedlings I put in 12 years ago are finally starting to mature--a...
Forum: Small Space Gardening 02-09-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 224
Posted By dapjwy
Thank you. :) Is his stock from PA, too?

Thank you. :)

Is his stock from PA, too?
Forum: Small Space Gardening 02-06-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 224
Posted By dapjwy
Thank you for posting. I am going to get...

Thank you for posting.

I am going to get some ideas from this. However, I'll look for straight species, instead of cultivars. :)
Forum: Small Space Gardening 01-25-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 224
Posted By dapjwy
That has crossed my mind before as well...on...

That has crossed my mind before as well...on highway median strips (I mean large natural expanses)...I would like to believe that they do more benefit than harm (birds and butterflies could fly high...
Forum: Small Space Gardening 01-25-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 224
Posted By dapjwy
Glad it seems to fit the bill. Great minds...

Glad it seems to fit the bill.

Great minds think alike.

...I guess having narrow strips instead of huge expanses (as I had originally imagined) will make it more manageable of an undertaking.
Forum: Small Space Gardening 01-24-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 224
Posted By dapjwy
I always like pictures, but I really thought I...

I always like pictures, but I really thought I had an accurate picture in my mind based on her description.

I was wrong!



This is much smaller than i had pictured!

I was imagining it as...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-23-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By dapjwy
I'm so glad you figured out how to solve the...

I'm so glad you figured out how to solve the photo problem.

Yes, this is a great source of information. Here's hoping more people begin posting.

Personally, I think adding photos makes things...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-22-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By dapjwy
It is rewarding. I have been at it for about 12...

It is rewarding. I have been at it for about 12 years (and dreamt about it for longer than that until we got our land)...I just though I would be farther along by now. Still, the changes that...
Forum: Small Space Gardening 01-22-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 224
Posted By dapjwy
katjh, That sounds like a daunting...

katjh,

That sounds like a daunting task...good for you...I am glad you will be making improvements to the area.

I am sure there are plenty more species that will come to mind, but my first...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-22-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By dapjwy
katjh, Thanks for the reminder--in the last...

katjh,

Thanks for the reminder--in the last two or three years, I have put out the nyjer seed, too. I have seen more goldfinches in our yard even in the summer...I think I am starting to provide...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-20-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By dapjwy
I think that pretty much sums up my birdfeeding...

I think that pretty much sums up my birdfeeding habits...except I don't tend to put out suet...and sometimes put out nuts along with the black oil sunflower seeds.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-17-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 193
Posted By dapjwy
NEWisc, Thank you for posting this. I...

NEWisc,

Thank you for posting this.

I have read before that if you love birds, don't feed them. It is nice to know that feeding them (especially in severe weather) tends to outweigh the...
Forum: Habitat 01-16-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By dapjwy
That would be a smart thing to do...but I am...

That would be a smart thing to do...but I am stubborn--I want to do it all on my own!

Since my late teens and early twenties, I wanted to dig a pond by hand...and I even planned out ways to hide...
Forum: Habitat 01-14-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By dapjwy
Thank you, jack. I long to finish disguising...

Thank you, jack.

I long to finish disguising the liner, adding a streambed, several spillways, and a waterfall or two. :) Then, just wait to see what pictures I take! :) :) :)

I just hope I...
Forum: Habitat 01-14-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By dapjwy
I agree. I think they showed up after a rainy...

I agree. I think they showed up after a rainy night.

Also, my pond is on a slope; it is uphill from the field below us--that is bordered by a large stream quite a distance away.

I remember...
Forum: Natural Areas 01-13-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By dapjwy
:wha Wow! Seems early to me! Congrats...

:wha

Wow! Seems early to me!

Congrats on the germination. Good luck.

I bought some spring beauty from a nursery and put them in a couple of spots. I am hoping they colonize before too...
Forum: Biodiversity 01-12-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By dapjwy
Cool. I didn't know there was another in the...

Cool. I didn't know there was another in the works. :)
Forum: Habitat 01-12-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By dapjwy
Right now, I have the pump and recirculating part...

Right now, I have the pump and recirculating part just sitting on the shallow end pouring into the deep end. I still have to dig out a stream and several pools for water to fall into on it's way to...
Forum: Habitat 01-10-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By dapjwy
Thank you. I long to finish creating a...

Thank you.

I long to finish creating a beautiful, natural-looking shoreline...that will not require cropping my photos. :)
Forum: Habitat 01-07-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By dapjwy
I figured out how to add a video to my blog--it...

I figured out how to add a video to my blog--it is small,but can be viewed here if you like:

https://nativeplantenthusiast.blogspot.com/2020/01/my-pond-in-winter.html?m=0
Forum: Habitat 01-07-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By dapjwy
My Pond in Winter

It took me way too long to finally dig Phase II* of my pond ...and I have yet to disguise more than a small fraction of the liner...but, by cropping the photos, one can just enjoy the beauty of the...
Forum: Small Space Gardening 01-06-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By dapjwy
Nice. I look forward to it being green...

Nice.

I look forward to it being green again...and seeing the pictures you take.
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