A friend of mine was kind enough to read my latest article about building or renovating a Green home. He mentioned that if he knew exactly what the term “Green Home” meant and was actively seeking to build one, then my article would have been a fantastic source of information. But for folks who had… Read More »Definition of a Green Home
As I was contemplating my subject for this month’s article, I asked my sister her opinion – what would she like to see written about frugal and ecological living? She said, “I don’t know….You know I would be more ecological and definitely more frugal if I could, but it’s just so much time and work!”… Read More »Ecologically Sound and Frugal Living
I am often asked which type of fertilizer you should use: organic or synthetic. Some gardeners have very strong opinions for using one or the other, but to make informed decisions, let us look at what organic and synthetic fertilizers are, and highlight the advantages and disadvantages. What is fertilizer? Humans and animals get nutrients… Read More »Lawn Fertilizer – Organic or Synthetic
A typical distinction when growing flowers is whether they should planted in sun or shade. Offhand, this sounds like a clearly defined choice: sun or shade; one of two options; no in between. In reality shade is a much more diffuse concept. First, there is no such thing as “one-size fits all” shade plants. Plants… Read More »Home Lawncare and Gardening – What is my Shade?
Bare-root Plants When you buy perennials online, usually they are shipped as “bare-root”, which means that the soil has been washed away from the roots after the plants were dug from the field, or removed from the container. Depending on the plants, sometimes the roots are also trimmed. The purpose of this is primarily to… Read More »Home Lawncare and Gardening – Planting Container-Grown Plants