Why is a lawn important?

Transitional Landscape by New York Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Todd Haiman Landscape Design I have to admit that when I first read this I was a little afraid, but as I looked at the pictures I realized that this was not a ticket to a dead lawn, but more so inspiration for a natural […]

Potato Vine Project

For the past couple weeks – every time I drove past our house – I noticed my out of control potato vines and how I needed to trim them. Today, I decided to break my gardening rut and try to root the potato vine from cuttings.  This is easily done with Ivy so let’s see […]

Earth Day Education

We were busy last week promoting Earth Day. We donated 31 Herb Growers (basil, dill, chives, cilantro) to the Grasshopper and Cricket’s preschool classes. We also donated 104 Wildflower seed bombs to Mrs. McCoy’s sixth grade science class. This is what it is all about…giving back and teaching our young peeps! For those of you that […]

Think Earth Day, Always

Spring has sprung and Earth Day is here.  If you didn’t know, Earth Day was officially yesterday, April 22nd. There are events happening around the city to celebrate the day and week.  It’s good to have a reminder to celebrate this amazing planet we call home.  One thing I think nature struggles with in our […]

It’s Earth Day, Celebrate

What a great thing to celebrate, our beautiful earth! We have Mountains, Lakes, Hills, Rivers, Beaches, Wildlife and Plants of all kinds. We have regulations set forth in our country so we have cleaner air to breathe and safe water to drink.  We should all be very thankful for this.  Not everyone has this.  There are cities where […]

A little effort, a big reward

Thank you Katie for sharing your photos. The liriope grass  had taken over and the rocks were sinking.  You only get the benefit of seeing the space after the storm.  They cleaned out all the rocks, dug out all the liriope grass and leveled the ground.  Once this was done they put the rocks back and planted […]

Aphids, Anyone?

From the desk of an Environmental Scientist… I love Spring! I love the birds chirping, the trees with their bright green leaves, the flowers starting to bloom and new growth on the horizon.  Especially after our crazy cold winter that seemed to drag on forever, it really feels like a rebirth this year. I’m enjoying the […]

The impact of your footprint

Do you know what the impact of your footprint is? I didn’t until about five minutes ago.  I try to make good decisions,  I recycle, I turn the lights off, I try not to let the water run too long.  On the other hand, I don’t take public transportation, we travel, we eat meat and […]

Love me some planters

Since we have been talking about Spring cleaning, here are some planters I want to share.  I hope these beauties give you some inspiration going into the weekend.  Heck, give me some inspiration.  I have three shrubs I want to dig up and move, but have been procrastinating because it is going to be HARD […]

Is Trash Treasure?

From the desk of an Environmental Scientist. It was bulk trash pick-up in my neighborhood a couple weeks ago, and I really started noticing the things people throw away.  Everything from toys, flower pots, electronics, furniture, building materials and the list goes on…  It struck me how many resources (labor, money, natural resources) went into […]