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Hardscape Essentials: It takes more than plants to make a landscape

What is it?

Hardscape is not a catchy term for overly difficult gardening sites. It simply means the hard, durable parts of the landscape…the non-plant elements. Hardscaping elements are often chosen for function and directly or indirectly add beauty as well.  Hardscape can be used to: provide definition of different areas within a landscape, direct views and traffic, frame or screen views, provide shelter, ambience and ease of access, and create containment. Continue reading Hardscape Essentials: It takes more than plants to make a landscape

Green & Healthy Windowsill Herbs

Grow- your-own goodness right at your fingertips!

How are Windowsill Herbs Green & Healthy?

  • Chemical free growth – protects environmental & personal health
  • Fewer bags, tins, bottles  – reduces landfill waste
  • Live plants provide oxygen and help clear air born toxins – promotes environmental & personal health
  • Provide low calorie, vitamin rich seasoning – makes it easy to create healthier meals for a healthier body

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Back to Nature – Gardening with Eco and Time Friendly Native Plants

Native plants don’t need to be coddled, coaxed or coerced the way “foreigners” often do, making them easier on your schedule and eco-friendly too. Native plants conserve water and assist in rebuilding of depleted soils and greatly reduce the contamination of soil and groundwater by fertilizers and pesticides, as they are not dependant on these “supplements” for survival. They score additional eco and back-to-nature entertainment points, because they provide food and shelter for native critters.

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Animals in My Dirt! Soil Bacteria Keep Things Healthy

Did you know that just one handful of soil contains more “animals” than all the people on earth?

Granted, these are little critters, but animals none the less. We are talking tiny bacteria, fungi, micro-algae, protozoa and a few bigger guys – nematodes, mites and earthworms. The most diverse society we have on planet Earth is right under our feet. This is not a boring, casual group like a book club.  Far from it! It is a rowdy collection of interdependent characters, caught up in life and death struggles that can be both tragic and heartening. Plant roots and seeds take part in the drama as secondary players. Continue reading Animals in My Dirt! Soil Bacteria Keep Things Healthy