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.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Gardener's Library

I finally have all of the garden books unpacked and organized, all of the magazine clippings sorted, and the seeds and labels organized. I am ready to dig into some garden planning. This yard will be transformed by this time next year. If the neighbors think I am a crazy west coast hippy now, wait until the lawn is downsized and the native pollinator plants and edibles are planted :)

I am looking for a few good gardening book for Northern Indiana, or Michiana. I did locate the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (AND added my name to the list trying to form a local chapter). My next stop is the local extension office!