Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Water and Drip Irrigation: extras ;)

Please note the discreetly hidden dripper to freshen the bird bath.
Can you see the "mister" I fashioned for this bird bath?
Ah, there it is . . . I am so clever ;)
I planted these boxes with plants mom brought from her garden. The Japanese Blood Grass and Chameleon plant do spread on rhizomes so I like to keep then contained. I especially like the look in long rectangular boxes and beds like these. The boxes are along the fence on the west walkway from the front to the backyard. A drip line runs underground and individual drips provide water to each box, as well as potted plants on the deck above. Each line has a shut off.