This past week we had a couple of wildlife sightings. A Pileated Woodpecker visited our yard. We see this bird on occasion, not regularly, and you may hear it before you see it. When it pecks on a tree or power pole the noise it creates is very loud. In the summertime with the windows open we can hear it in the house pecking away on the power poles in the yard. We hadn't seen the resident deer with her baby for a while, but last week we spotted them early one morning running through the front yard. The baby is not a baby anymore as it is just about as big as it's mother.
In October we attended a Proven Winners Road Show. It was a day long seminar sponsored by the Proven Winners organization. Throughout the day we listened to speakers providing everyone with information about the plants they have developed. There is a lot of time, effort and money invested in creating the plants that have the Proven Winner label,which include annuals, perennials and shrubs. Try a plant or two from their collection.
I wanted to pass along a website that I visit often. The address is http://www.icangarden.com/. It is a Canadian site with lots and lots of links to many gardening topics. They publish a monthly newsletter that you can subscribe to as well.
Enjoy the week.