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Useful tools to help you improve the health of your landscape

Lasagna Gardening

There are a number of classic gardening books that have helped changed they way we garden.  One such book is Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza, that explains a simple, yet powerful way to prepare plant beds organically.  The book’s title borrows from the way lasagna is made – using a…

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Your Brain on Nature

For those of us who are plant geeks, it’s an easy decision to pick up yet another plant book on Amazon or at our local bookstore.  There are so many great books on plants (some of my favs on native plants were written by the brilliant William Cullina, now the…

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Later Blooming Native Plants to Help Bees

We have over 4,000 species of native bees in the United States, not including the European honey bee.  Many of these bee species, including the honey bee, have suffered dramatic declines over the past decade.  We can all help bees in our own landscapes by providing 3 seasons of bloom. …

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Useful Native Plant Databases

You have heard how important native plants are to our environment, but how do you find out which plants are native to your area and support your local ecosystem?  One important resource is your state or local native plant society or native plant group, such as The Native Plant Center…

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Selected Suppliers of Organic Amendments

If you have a hard time sourcing compost, compost tea, organic soil amendments, etc. then try some online resources.  Here are some very good ones: Extremely Green www.extremelygreen.com/fertilizerguide.cfm Compostwerks www.compostwerks.com Earthfort www.earthfort.com

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