Gardening
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May 6, 2021
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A Cast of Hawks
by Joey Bokor

Do you know what a group of hawks is called? It's called a cast. I learned this because I was out enjoying my coffee and watching my chickens peck about in the garden early one morning, when suddenly a wild cacophony of bird noises erupted from the opposite end of my yard. I walked over to see what was going on and I spotted not one, not two, but three red-shouldered hawks in the trees, a mere 15 feet above me. We are used to seeing a hawk or two (which often seem a little too interested in our chickens . . . ), but three was unusual. Then I spotted what they were making all of the banging, blaring commotion over - a parliament of barn owls was trying to stake a claim to a branch in one of the trees. These hawks were not having it. They screeched and they squawked and pecked and poked, and finally the owls silently took flight across the road, with a cast of hawks in hot pursuit and a not-to-be-left-out scold of blue jays close in tow. I'm not going to lie, it was a wild morning in the garden.




And while all of the noise was a little alarming, it only added a little adventure to my morning. One of my favorite things to do is to take my coffee and check on my gardens. Sometimes it is investigating the veggie garden to check for bugs and see how our tomatoes and peppers are coming along. Other mornings it is giving the rose garden a little prune, but my favorite mornings are checking on my plant collection (that's a few of them pictured below). Their unique beauty always puts me in good spirits for the day. Gardening of any type is definitely a part of my self-care routine. What's your plant ritual? How do you take care of your plants and more importantly, how do you let your plants take care of you?






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Golden Horsehead Philodendron

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Calathea Beauty Star
Calathea Freddie
Calathea Orbifolia
Calathea Peacock
Calathea Shine Star
Calathea White Star
Chinese Money Plant
Dieffenbachia Hybrid
Dracaena Florida Beauty
Fern Lemon Button
Hoya Australis
Hoya Krimson Queen
Money Tree
Monstera Adansonii
Monstera Peru
Monstera Pinnatipartita
Peace Lily Domino Variegated
Peperomia Cupid
Peperomia Frost
Peperomia Napoli Nights
Peperomia Piccolo Banda
Peperomia Rosso
Peperomia Watermelon
Philodendron Dark Lord
Philodendron Dwarf Red Congo
Philodendron Florida Ghost
Philodendron Glad Hands
Philodendron Golden Crocodile
Philodendron Golden Horsehead
Philodendron Green Dragon
Philodendron Jose Buono
Philodendron Jungle Boogie
Philodendron Linnaei
Philodendron Micans
Philodendron Moonlight
Philodendron Painted Lady
Philodendron Squamiferum
Pothos Marble Queen
Pothos Pearls and Jade
Pothos Silver Ann Satin
Rubber Tree Tineke
Sansevieria Samurai
Syngonium Ice Frost
Syngonium Pink
Syngonium Pink Splash
Syngonium Pink Spot
Syngonium Tri-leaf Wonder

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