So let’s put the pragmatic gardener to a new light:

So let’s put the pragmatic gardener to a new light:

Trees you don't want over the driveway: Birch - sticky droppings in the spring, impossible to get off a car without using chemicals Poplar/Cottonwood - ditto that. I call this a 'junk tree' and would recommend not planting it unless you are using it the way nature intended - it's a great ground stabilizer in areas with seasonal flooding - think the Colorado river canyons... Mulberry - fruit in fall is tasty, but stains everything. Will easily wash off your car, but the evidence of he birds enjoying the feast is a nuisance. SPLAT! Pick this up in comments - What have you found NOT to do that you can pass along as advice?
African Violet Therapy

African Violet Therapy

Zucchini and Ginger

Zucchini and Ginger

Garden Pic spam – not for the fainthearted or those with dial up…

Garden Pic spam – not for the fainthearted or those with dial up…

my apartment (north syracuse, ny)

my apartment (north syracuse, ny)

New Dining Area

New Dining Area

It’s lovely, but what the heck is it??

It’s lovely, but what the heck is it??