Month: March 2019

Soil Amendment Recipe

Soil Amendment Recipe

Soil Amendments: Our member Margaret toured a garden in Wells Maine that was fabulous! The plants were in beautiful condition, which the owner attributed to her work with soil. As the saying goes “gardeners build soil first, then plants!” This is her soil recipe, which…

Brilliant Spring Color

Brilliant Spring Color

Can you believe March 20th is the first day of spring?  OK, the snow outside makes it hard to believe.  Before you know it, narcissus and tulips will be in bloom.  Here is a beautiful arrangement created by our member Cookie.  A great trick is…

Spring is here!

Spring is here!

What is Witch Hazel? What is Witch Hazel used for? Witch hazel, as we know it, is an extract of the North American witch-hazel tree, Hamamelis virginiana. The bark and leaves are useful in traditional preparations, mostly topically. Witch hazel gets its medicinal properties from…

Beneficial or Pest Insect Quiz

Beneficial or Pest Insect Quiz

Most people know that Ladybugs are beneficial bugs. They prey on Aphids, Whiteflies, and Colorado Potato Beetles. Take our quiz to see how well do you know these other bugs?

Worst Disease Ever Recorded

Worst Disease Ever Recorded

Our member Ray suggested we share this article about a doomsday fungus known as BDA that has condemned more species to extinction than any other pathogen.. https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/585862/