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"The most common way gardeners attempt to connect with insects is by planting for butterflies. It is a noble idea... Sadly, the execution of this enterprise is so often directed by misinformation that we end up having fewer butterflies than we started with."
-Doug Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home
I can now say that I have been in public horticulture professionally for two decades now. In that time I've been asked dozens of times "What ever do you do in the winter?".
The most recent question came during the Festival of Trees, accompanied by "Do you take a two month holiday?".
I wish! I've been wanting to write a rant an essay on this for years!
We have a recent addition to the arboretum which enhances the education of our children. We now have a temporary Native American Leni Lenape shelter along our red Woodland Trail. One of our Eagle Scouts, Kevin Cavicchia, is its creator and the Arboretum is the beneficiary of his work. Thank you, Kevin.
A little about the Leni Lenape.
From Morristown to Summit (and all those towns in between and thro...