Mildew Prevention methods for all the plants in my garden.

Powdery mildew is a major factor in my decision NOT to plant cucumbers in 2019. Luckily I still have pickles in the cupboard, but for those who must have pickles …. try these preventative measures to get ahead of any mildew problems. 3  PREVENTION methods that won’t harm the bugs… Better site the cucumbers – […]

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Native Plant Conference 2019

There are things to be learned and great places to be. I will be attending the Colorado Native Plants conference Feb 16 2019. I hope to learn more about the plants to be used in my front yard, at the entrances, and in our common areas of hte neighborhood.   https://conps.org/mfm-event-calendar/#!event/register/2019/2/16/landscaping-with-colorado-native-plants-conference-4th-annual  

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Experiments in permaculture with microclimates in a suburban yard

This year saw unintended permaculture experiments, and one in the making. I never installed the replacement soaker hoses in the flower bed.  Instead of trying to salvage what couldn’t tolerate the semi-arid conditions it became another experiment in conservation.  Next spring I will take inventory of what comes back. I do not intend to water […]

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