If you’re like me, you love the tall elegance and the wow factor of the super-large bloom of the Bearded Iris. A pretty girl, but also high maintenance to keep her bloom at her fullest
I’m in a quandary here – I love a lush garden but I’m also very concerned about the environment and groundwater depletion. Half of our nation relies on groundwater for drinking.
Don’t Like ‘Em, Don’t Want ‘Em
Here’s a description of these bugs (similar to any plot of any alien blockbuster movie out in summer…) they’re green – mostly – more on that,
As you design your garden this summer, don’t forget to incorporate climbing vines, especially if you are going for that English country garden look. Plus a few of my favorites have fragrances that really scream summer for me and I can’t live without.
“Go Green.” The trend that was coined to spark a renewed interest in protecting our planet seems to have been turned into a verb. Recycle this, carpool here, reuse that. But applied to the designer clothes we love?
The recents stars in the produce world, heirloom tomatoes are vibrant with flavors intense and juicy that gourmands all over have gone wild for. Unfortunately, available mostly organic or at farmers markets in the summer, they are pricey. But not if you grow your own.
The older I get, the more I learn about the situation, the more inspired I am to go greener. This is one time when little shifts over a multitude of people really can do a world of good, especially now with Earth Day approaching on April 22nd!
I came to gardening recently and find that living in a busy city, just a small patch of garden changes my pace of life.
Because of a chemical known as perc (perchloroethylene) used by most dry cleaners to remove dirt and stain, you are being exposed to a toxic chemical that has been linked to kidney and liver damage and has caused cancer in laboratory rats.
If we don’t want to have a dog’s chance of saving this planet we’ll keep going the way we are. But if we want to play our part, then our dogs and cats need to go green too. Did you know that 2 million TONS of cat litter is sent to landfills every year?
The Organic Scam
Years ago, the push for organic fruits and vegetables was born out of a few radical farmers’ resistance to the overuse of pesticides and their desire to close the gap between consumers and producers of food. Today, that small movement has morphed into a nearly 20 billion dollar industry.
I dropped 50 ugly pounds in an afternoon! Really, I did, but not human avoirdupois of the liposuction-able kind. No, I finally got brave and sans souci and… French, evidently, I must’ve gotten French. Avoirdupois and sans souci in the same paragraph, mon Dieu!