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 24, 2008

month 11 - June 2008

Color finally started to appear in June - a late season due to our earlier weather challenges!Other plants lagged behind - we are about a month off from the usual bloom succession.
There were a few changes to the drip irrigation due to a few surprises in the existing sprinkler system - to be expected when digging into the unknown. The vegetable beds got a very late start due to the weather. Only recently has it been warm enough to see any hope in these beds!

June was a rather depressing month - nothing seemed to be growing as expected, the challenge of attempting to tame nature and plan around her whims ;)