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Planting A Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Planting A Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Gardeners and homeowners should be aware that bees — both managed colonies of honeybees and wild bees alike — are in real danger simply because of Colony Collapse Disorderand other environmental factors. Research shows that wild honeybee populations have dropped 25 percent since 1990, and more than 50 pollinator species are threatened or endangered. Planting a pollinator-friendly garden may be one of the best ways to help these beneficial insects, say experts in Penn State’s…

Keep Your Garden Naturally Balanced

Keep Your Garden Naturally Balanced

Our ecosystem is in trouble. The land we live on has been poisoned by fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide use. Urban sprawl is destroying millions of acres of unique habitat, separating animals from their breeding grounds, and polluting the air and water we breathe. Invasive species of exotic plants and animals have wiped out many species and unprotected areas are threatened with forest fires, landslides, and floods. The natural balance has been disrupted by human activity,…

Grow Elegant Native Ferns in Your Garden

Grow Elegant Native Ferns in Your Garden

Ferns are elegant and cool to grow in your garden. Take advantage of the uniqueness that the native ferns offer. Ferns (especially the native varieties) easily acclimate to most gardens and survive even harsh winters. The Red Fern grows with elegance in your garden. One variety in particular is Blechnum spicant (deer fern). It is smaller than a sword fern but still evergreen. The fronds are more rounded than a sword fern. It will grow…

Basic Tips To Grow A Butterfly Garden

Basic Tips To Grow A Butterfly Garden

Attracting several butterfly species to your yard is easily done with a butterfly garden–or a flower garden planted with native nectar-rich plants that attract butterflies. Butterfly gardens can be large or small and can be adapted to almost any soil conditions. To Plant a butterfly garden here are some of the basic practices and tips for you; • Butterfly gardens are easy to construct, require little water once established and no fertilizers. • Plant perennials,…

Sustainable Gardening:Foundation Of All Good Gardening Practices

Sustainable Gardening:Foundation Of All Good Gardening Practices

Sustainable gardening encompasses all the terms including ‘sustainable landscapes’, ‘sustainable landscape design’, ‘sustainable landscape architecture’ and ‘sustainable sites’. Likewise, organic gardening and the use of  native plants are also integral to sustainable gardening. Subsequent to the 1980 decade the sustainable development and sustainability programs were developed to address the fact that humans are now using natural biophysical resources faster than they can be replenished by nature. These programs included home gardeners, and members of the landscape…

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