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, November 20, 2007

Rainy Day reflections: committed for sure

After almost 4 month I no longer cry when I look at photos of the old yard. Well, mostly.

We moved many of the perennials with us to the new house, but aside from those few plants the yard here was pretty bare. There is a nice rose garden.

Last Friday we brought in 5 yards of microbial mulch and put the beds down for the winter. The parking strips still have lasagna style compost layers.

We intend to put in a producing garden this time, in addition to the butterfly and hummingbird gardens, and the herb cutting garden.