Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife


Windy The Monarch


We love to support the Monarch Butterflies with making sure we have butterfly milkweed in our backyard. It was a weekend in October, the fall winds were strong with a possible thunderstorm to roll in. We were working in the yard preparing for the storm and my husband discovered a Monarch butterfly that emerged from the chrysalis at the bottom of our shed. We found it to be the strangest location...

The Flower Rescue


When growing up I would observe my Dad shopping for flowers to plant in the yard. He would always have a heart for the flowers on the clearance shelf, the plants that the garden center wanted to throw away, the flowers and plants that no one wanted. He would then plant them in his garden. They felt loved and would flourish. That is my heart too. My husband and I recently went to a garden center...

Happy “Kapow” New Year!


We are now ending the year of 2017.  Today, I am wrapping our plants, flowers and herbs as we approach freezing temps tonight and several days going forward. I am amazed our beautiful echinacea flowers are still standing in the midst of this winter season so far. They are so Kapow that I had to share with you! I wish everyone a Kapow New Year! You are beautiful!

Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife