Archive for February, 2013

Natural Insecticides Save Birds

Pests in the garden are a real problem, but the use of pesticides is actually making the problem worse. Pesticides include anything that kills things we humans don’t like. That includes insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Not only are these dangerous chemicals inundating our planet – we here in the US are getting MORE than our […]

Attracting Birds to Your Garden

Attracting birds in the garden can be a wonderful way to reduce insects and add color, sounds and life to your garden. You don’t need to build a unique bird feeder like this one, but you can take simple steps to attract these beautiful creatures. With wild birds losing more and more habitat every year, […]

The Winter Garden – 10 Things to Do in Winter

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Winter can be tough on a gardener. All those long months of waiting for snow to melt and the sun to thaw out your soil can take a toll. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get a jump on the spring planting season. Here are some of my favorite things to do […]