Have you ever thought about how you might personally help reduce residential water runoff to storm sewers or to recharge our ground water aquifer and improve water quality of streams and lakes? Creating a rain garden is easy and fun if you enjoy gardening, and its a great way to help the environment.
Thanks to Janet Allen from the Wild Ones Habitat Gardening in Central New York Chapter for bringing this great video to my attention. Growing a Greener World’s Joe Lamp’l talks about various aspects of landscaping and what you can do on your property — no matter how big or small — to provide habitat for wildlife. “Bringing nature home really does define our gardens as the new nature.”
What’s the hottest Earth has been “lately?” I thought you’d enjoy this little animation while at the same time learning something very important about why the discussion is going on about native plants moving northward.
To get a more historical perspective on What’s the hottest the Earth’s ever been? you might find this earlier article interesting.
The findings of a recent study on the use of terms to promote the purchase of plants has found that the general term “pollinator friendly” is preferable to a specific reference such as “bees.” It seems that consumers want to purchase plants that “benefit and attract all types of pollinators, not just insect pollinators.” The study concluded that providing consumers with products they can purchase to help benefit pollinators in general is one way companies can serve their buyers better. Hopefully, this will also increase the availability of pollinator friendly habitat in the landscape. [Read more…]