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.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Zone 5 Signs of Spring in Michiana

As the snow melts and the garden once again becomes visible, a few signs of Spring begin to emerge, giving the gardener hope for the season. 
This winter was particularly harsh, not only the amount of snowfall, but the number of below zero days and the dark skies that hung over much if January and February.