Today’s photos are courtesy of my friend Vera. A hot summer with lots of rain has produced a garden filled with large, tall flowers.Read More
I. Use Eco-friendly bug fighters
With the sunny days of summer we often experience insects in the yard and garden that are irritating and destructive. Several years ago, I wrote 5 Reasons To Make Your Garden Organic This Year. Organic gardening can mean different things to many people. Really it’s just about growing plants without synthetic chemicals or fertilizers. Most people know instinctively that pesticides and week killers are harmful to the environment and our families. One of the main reasons I hear for not going organic is “it costs too much.” I’m retired now but when I was growing up, everything was grown without modern insecticides. My friends and I say “It was all organic back then.” Was it that expensive in the 1950’s and 1960’s to have a more eco-friendly garden?