Long Branch Garden Tour

Sorrel soup

  Sorrel is a slender herbaceous perennial plant about 60 cm (24 in) high, with roots that run deep into the ground, as well as juicy stems and edible, arrow-shaped leaves. The leaves, when consumed raw, have a tart, lemon-y taste.  Rumex acetosa occurs in grassland habitats throughout Europe from the northern Mediterranean coast to … Read more Sorrel soup

May Birds

A wide variety of birds live in or pass through Long Branch.  In the spring many migrating birds return to our gardens.  The locals that remain all year and some of the migrating birds nest in Long Branch.  Others visit for a short while and move on.    

The Starling pictured is nesting on an actual traffic light, in a back yard,  which has been rewired so when it is plugged in, all the lights come on. There is a hole in the top of the traffic light and each spring starlings make a nest inside the light. Right now they have babies and mom and dad starling are very busy bringing food to the nest for junior starlings.