Category Archives: Features

Building a Bee-Friendly Garden

by Elaine Rude, Master Gardener If you’re thinking about getting into gardening this season, make sure you keep in mind the bees. Creating pollinator friendly habitats is a great way to support beneficial insects in your home gardens. To build a ‘bee-friendly’ garden you need to include the ‘Big Three:’ food, water and habitat. We’ve…

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Designing the Natural Garden

by Elaine Rude, Master Gardener Are you getting ready to plant your home garden? Choosing which plants and flowers can be a challenge if you’ve never gardened before. Home owners new to gardening often struggle with choosing plants that are hardy for our climate. There are plenty of choices available but care must be taken…

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How to Plan the Best Backyard Movie Night

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we’re trying to do as many activities outside as we can. Not to mention to keep the kids entertained while being at home. One of the fun things we miss with businesses being closed is going to the movies. There’s just something different about seeing…

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Spring in Your Step

As the weather warms up and paths clear, you can feel spring just around the corner. The mild and sunny days provide a perfect excuse to get outside and get moving! Saddlestone, with its fused grid system, provides a multitude of ways to take advantage of outdoor activities like walking or jogging. The community is…

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Enjoy Birding in Your Own Backyard

Have you ever tried birding before? It’s a great family-friendly activity that gets you outside and exploring your community. It’s peaceful and calming yet instantly gratifying when you spot one and can identify it’s species. If you’re looking for new and exciting activities to do to get out of your house, there is nothing quite…

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