Gardening Organically

It's tempting to reach for the chemical sprays or powders when your walk into your garden and find your favorite rose overrun with aphids or Japanese beetles, or find your cauliflower beset by cabbage worms.  After all, what harm can a localized spray possibly do? The answer is quite a lot.  The fact is 90%... Continue Reading →

April’s Around the Corner

  The tug-of-war between winter and spring still wages, and my money is on winter for at least the next 3 weeks or so.  But we've had a couple of days in the high 40s followed by some rain this afternoon through tomorrow, resulting in some much needed snow melt.  Of course we now have... Continue Reading →

Gardening for Wildlife

So, what does that mean exactly?  Well, for me, it means to garden with an eye toward creating a sanctuary for birds, pollinators, other insects, reptiles, and other wildlife.  To create an environment free of the toxins—the herbicides, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers that are poisoning us and the world around us—in which the local wildlife... Continue Reading →

Winter’s Last Gasp….I hope

A second winter storm in less than a week has hit the northeast.  Thankfully -- and surprisingly -- we've come through relatively unscathed.  The first storm brought only a dusting to our area, and this last one no more than 4-5 inches. It was a winter wonderland in our backyard this morning. But enough already....I'm... Continue Reading →

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