Spotlight on Spring

Believe it or not, Spring is almost here!

While the chill is still in the air, this is a good time to get out and prepare the soil, especially if you will be using manure. Fruit trees want to be trimmed of their water sprouts in March. So much to do… and so many books to tell you how!

Author and television presenter Jerry Baker has written books about all sorts of plants, garden pests, and herbal remedies. You can’t go wrong with Sunset’s Western Garden Book. There are several books about plants as medicine, organic gardening, and desert gardening.

Between rains, how about getting out for a little hike up Copper Canyon? The views are exquisite, and you could see some early wildflowers. Birds and wildlife are stirring, too. Be sure to view critters from a safe distance.

And finally, if you don’t want to venture out to view nature, sometimes nature will come to you! Three summers ago we had a family of gray foxes doing sprints on our roof in the early mornings! Birds and butterflies, squirrels and deer, you name it. They’re all around us if we just stop and observe.

Stop in at Hole in the Wall Books. Have a seat. There’s tea if you want it.

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