Saturday, April 28, 2007

Tried Insect soap for trees

I bought some insectisidal soap for the fruit trees, it's supposed to be safe for both environment and plants. It says to use every other week, but other places I've read about it say that it only work while it's wet, once it dries it's ineffective. We'll see... I sprayed the Cherries, apricots and blueberry plants with it, both tops and bottoms of leaves.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Something's Eating my Cherry Tree!

I found this on it, but I'm not sure if it's eating the tree or if it's eating whatever is eating my tree. The other tree is doing fine so far, but I'm sure it will spread. I want to find a way to control the pests as the cherrys are no longer growing.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Friday, April 20, 2007

Make your own newspaper pots

step-by-step instructions with photos on how to make newspaper pots for your plants.

http://www.wizer.co.uk/?p=29

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Use Less Water for landscaping

WHY do people insist on landscaping with grasses that are not native to the area? The west especially in the desert should not have lush, green lawns, it uses so much water...

I'm looking into groundcovers that will work for our backyard, when we moved in the backyard was compacted dirt unsuitable for anything to grow, now that it's spring and the ground is wet, it's possible to plant something.

Here are some links to groundcover information.

http://www.entomology.cornell.edu/Extension/Woodys/CUGroundCoverSite/GroundcoverMain.html

Monday, April 9, 2007

lots of links

Green Links
To Inform, Educate and EnlightenCorporate Watch: http://www.corpwatch.org/"Holding Corporations Accountable" Somebody has to.Earth 911: http://www.earth911.org/"Making Every Day Earthday" 1-800-cleanupEarth Communications Office: http://www.oneearth.org/"Using the Power of Communication to Improve the Global Environment"Earth Island Institute: http://www.earthisland.org/A David Brower Production from Friends of the Earth. Enviro Scorecard (your community): http://www.scorecard.org/What's happening in Your Backyard? Environmental News Network (ENN): http://www.enn.com/Not your regular dose of daily news, but the stuff you should know. Natural Resources Defense Council: http://www.nrdc.org/"The Earth's Best Defense"Rainforest Action Network: http://www.ran.org/Working to Protect Tropical Rainforests and the Human Rights of Those Living around them.Redefining Progress: http://www.rprogress.org/Working to Shift the Economy and Public Policy towards SustainabilityTrash Talk: http://www.learner.org/exhibits/garbage/How Can My Community Reduce Waste?
The Nature Conservancy: http://www.nature.org/Dedicated to saving the last, geat places on Earth
The Worldwatch Institute: http://www.worldwatch.org/Research for an environmentally sustainable and socially just society.
The Sierra Club: http://www.sierraclub.org/Explore, Enjoy & Protect the Planet.

Monday, April 2, 2007