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, April 17, 2008

color spots and close-ups

The Phygelius have become some of my favorite plants. This one is fairing quite well. I do have a few others that were not happy to spend the winter in pots, but a bit of organic compost and plenty of water and I think they will make a comeback.
This Coppertina was a housewarming gift and I just love the amazing color. It is going to get big and has already been moved once.