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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rainy Day Reflections: if I could start over, what would I change

2005I was asked what I would change if I could start over, and I do think I would have planned more - or at least read more. And I would have started composting sooner - even just in the beds, turning piles and then digging in before fall.

After 5 years I find that I am in less of a hurry now, I spend more time looking, looking from different angles - taking photos and looking through books and researching online. And I am less afraid to transplant and move things to remedy a situation or change a look.