Have you heard the term,“ The Living Landscape?” According to authors Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, it means that no garden is an island. These two gardening experts encourage gardeners to create a sanctuary for bees, butterflies, birds and other living creatures. As the world becomes more populated with people, there are less places for […] Finish reading: Living Landscape: Design for Beauty & BiodiversityGarden Book Review
Plant colorful carrot seeds now and harvest amazing tasting carrots this fall! You won’t believe how sweet they are compared to any other carrot you’ve ever tried. Look for colorful carrot seeds from Renee’s Garden or Botanical Interests. Colorful Carrot Varieties When you shop for seeds, you’ll see there are so many different colorful carrots […] Finish reading: Summertime-Plant Colorful Carrots!Vegetables
Many women enjoy shopping, some even love it, as their license plate frames can attest. I was dragged from an early age by my mother to a store called “Lullaby Land” and forced to try on girlie dresses and shoes. While wearing said items, I could later be found outdoors making mud pies and getting […] Finish reading: Farmers Markets
When you decide to start a collection, you will develop “bug vision” almost overnight. I once stopped in the middle of a crosswalk to pick up a dead dragonfly that was in mint condition. A friend was dumbfounded, “How did you even see that??” she asked. That was when it started. Supplies Needed: Case, net, […] Finish reading: Create Your First Bug Collection!Bugs in Your Garden
So, you’re thinking about making a bug collection? Hooray! I’m super excited and wish I could be there to make it with you. Bug collections are great fun and help us learn more about the natural world. Making a collection needn’t be complicated, and if you want to jump right into it you can read […] Finish reading: What Do I Need to Know Before Starting an Insect Collection?
When I decided to major in horticulture, I noticed one of the required classes was entomology. Entomology is the study of insects, and it sounded like a cool class. During my first quarter at Cal Poly, I met people enrolled in the class who showed me their insect collections. I was a bit shocked Finish reading: Bug Collecting: Anne’s Initiation