Annie Calovich

Annie Calovich: Leaves start telling us fall is coming

I was driving through Eastborough on Aug. 31 when a wind current full of maple leaves came sweeping down ahead of my car. It was my first experience of fall 2014, causing me to wonder the day before Labor Day: Is this in fact the last weekend of summer, or is it rather the first weekend of autumn?

Annie Calovich

To bee or not to bee

Some new cultivars of wildflowers have lost the ability to feed pollinators. Here’s how to tell whether they are worth planting — for you and for the bees and butterflies.

Annie Calovich

Wichita garden is Hawaiian-kissed

When Carol Stinson gets together with friends for lunch or has her hair or nails done, she takes blooms from her tropical hibiscus bushes along to hand around. Someone invariably asks the question I did when I saw dry vases of the flowers on Carol’s kitchen counters: Don’t they need water?

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