If you have ever had to hand-pollinate a flowering plant or combat garden pests, you will want to attract beneficial insects to your growing space. I think of them as my garden team-members since they are always out and about working in my favor in the garden. Read more about how to attract them and […]
Attracting ladybugs to your vegetable garden is a very good thing. They provide wonderful, natural, pest control – eating 50 or more aphids each day (per ladybug!). Ladybugs also like to dine on white flies, scales and mealybugs not to mention the eggs of many garden pests. In an organic garden, ladybugs are treasured soldiers […]
The goal of a good design is to unify a space by providing blocks of color or texture that capture or direct the viewer’s eye. It is one of the most basic landscape design principles. Find out how to do it in your landscape, and attract beneficial insects, too!
A potager garden is an ornamental kitchen garden where flowers and herbs are interplanted with your vegetables to enhance the garden’s beauty. The idea behind a potager garden is to mix function with beauty, to create a pleasant and joyful surrounding. This more carefree style of gardening when compared to a typical mono culture style […]
Bumble bees are an important part of the ecosystem. They are essential pollinators of food crops, trees, and flowers. Have you ever wondered what their life cycle is like or if they sting? Here are 13 facts about the bumble bee.
Bees need to store up pollen and nectar to survive winter hibernation. Here are some tips on how to provide bees with the right fall forage to meet their needs.