Earth Day

20180413_185620Happy Earth Day, and on this very important “holiday”, I have a very serious and important request of you.

20180317_103409Plant a garden.  Grow flowers, grow vegetables, grow fruit, grow herbs.  Even if you have space for only one plant, grow something.  Grow life.  I have never heard anyone ever say they regretted having fresh herbs or lovely flowers.  No one.

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20180414_143626Check out my gardening section for a few suggestions, more will follow!  Don’t forget the recipes, many can use your harvest of goodies.  As the old saying goes, “gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes”!



5 thoughts on “Earth Day

  1. What?! I can’t grow anymore than I already grow! I need to cut down more problematic trees to make room for the healthy ones! Hopefully, someone else can honor your request.
    I should mention that someone else at work wants to add at least two more eucalyptus trees so that children in the ‘Outdoor Sciences’ class can use them in their studies. The teachers really like the one eucalyptus that is there, and want more. We want to plant one to match the original Eucalyptus cinerea, as well as a Eucalyptus cideroxylon. I rarely get an excuse to plant a eucalyptus of any kind!

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    1. Oh, I’m sure there is some spot somewhere that you could squeeze in a plant or two! There are some places around town that have some really old eucalyptus trees but they are not really common as new plantings anymore. I think their size and messy nature are part of it, but also we get random wind storms every once in great while and they topple like cards. I like the trees, but I wouldn’t want one in the yard.

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      1. That is precisely why they are rare in modern landscaping. However, we are not so concerned with modern landscaping. So much of what we plant must be compatible with the forest (which is why we do nothing with palms). Eucalyptus are not compatible, but we want them for the classes. We will keep them contained. The Eucalyptus cideroxylon has me worried though, since I know it will not want to stay confined.

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      2. Containment is a big issue. I have learned the hard way to avoid any plant that comes with the description “naturalizes easily”. Sirens and alarms now go off in my head and a voice yells “Danger! Danger! Avoid at all cost!!”

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      3. I SO want to grow black elderberries along with the native blue elderberries, but nurseries are not allowed to send them here. I do not know why, but I suspect it could be to protect the natives from hybridization. Regardless, they will not be getting planted in my garden in the forest with the blue elderberries.

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