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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Planning and Design: last frost?

After a freak SNOW! last week the weather seems to be settling into spring finally! Today I confirmed measurements and updated the garden plan, transplanted a few items from the nursery strip and dug the blueberry bushes into their new home. I am still trying to get beds layed out for planting and now feel the panic that the (hopefully) last frost has passed!

In the PNW the last hard frost is generally towards mid-April.