In This Post You Will Learn: My own experiences with roses How to fight the most common rose pests: aphids (and thrips and spider mites), Japanese beetles, and caterpillars. How to fight the most common rose diseases How to perk up mopey roses Picking the right rose for your climate, including drought or extreme winters
Category: Natural World
Spring is finally here! I’m so excited to finally be free of the endless cold snaps that have been popping up every time we thought the weather had decided to play nice. So I’m sharing my best ideas to ring in the real Spring weather! Note, product links give me a kickback and help me
As you may know, the Pantone color of the year for 2017 was Greenery. As you may recall, I have a bit of a tradition of bucking the color of the year. This year, however, I kind of rolled with it. What can I say? I love green, and yellow-green is right up my alley.
We finally hit the first frost where I live. Better late than never, right? So that means I have to go through my organic roses stat and take care of them for the Winter. How do I do that? I collect any rosehips and any rose flowers or petals left on my bush. It’s pretty
A Bike a Day keeps Global Collapse at Bay It comes as no surprise that the tide of ‘save the environment’ initiatives has started strong and kept steadily growing since the sixties, as nuclear experimentation and the global cooling and global warming mania have caused much concern among societys members. Perhaps what is more telling
I’ve already written a full handy hints post before. But today I want to show you something quick and easy that you can do right now. When your toothpaste tube gets really close to empty, you can cut the end off so you don’t have to work so hard to get at the last little
Snow Falls softly, clinging to each limb and joint. And all of the things we ever knew are transformed, become new. But our eyes move up, up, the skies calm and dreamy, Each snowflake hung on marionette crosses, One could believe they even saw stars in this light polluted city.
Now, for me at least, Winter is a mere memory of distant times. This is especially true because I currently have no working AC. None! Against soaring temperatures and horrible humidity, I can tell you I am glad to go to an air conditioned office every day. I’ve broken out all the spaghetti straps and
Summer comes in bright and yellow, bright bobbing flowers call out “Hello!” For cheer is here in this sunny world, and black eyed susans join in accord. What do you love in nature and life that blooms in Summer?
It has been warmer these past few days, so I’m hoping Spring will soon be sprung! Lavender and fragrant flowers bobbing in the breeze, honey bees flitting about, and a pile of cushions on the back deck while I cozen up to a good read. The lavender is still out right now, though it’s leggy