Gardening For the Birds

Some of the best allies organic herb gardeners have against insect pests are the birds. No matter where you live, there are perhaps a dozen species of birds living nearby that would be quite happy to rid your garden of insects. I have seen this truth in action in my home. Several years ago a

Last Chance for Fertilizer Before Fall

Like me, you’ve no doubt noticed that the daytime highs in the Southwest are moving into triple digits a little early this year. A quick scan of my herb garden reveals my plants noticed it too. Several annuals (cilantro and catnip, in particular) are setting seed and getting ready to die before the worst of

July Do’s and Don’ts For Gardeners

July in the garden is a difficult month. You’re halfway through the growing year but the weather makes demands on you and your plants that cannot be ignored. Here’s how you and your garden can survive the month.

 

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Gardens are made not by singing "Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade.Rudyard Kipling
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