What is bright yellow, cheerful, edible and can detoxify your liver? Yes, the little old dandelion. Last spring I watched my then 17-month-old son pick up one of those fuzzy seed pods from the dandelion and blow again and again, having such a joyful ball! Then I watched my daughters make dandelion crowns. Later that… Continue reading In Defense of Dandelions
Organic Gardening Magazine had a terrific article, The Dark Side of Lawns recently that covered all the great reasons why you should refrain from using the various synthetic fertilizers on your lawn. I found the discussion on “weed and feed” practices particularly relevant. The situation gets worse with the widely popular “weed and feed” products… Continue reading Organic lawn management
On the topic of “going green,” I think Paul James, from the HGTV show Gardening by the Yard, said it best on his Spring Freeze episode. Here is a recap: Going green, focus on the lawn. Turf grass is the most consuming resource plant of all. Each year lawns are doused with millions of gallons of… Continue reading Why Organic?