Sustainability, Sustainable Lifestyle

Bti: An Easy, Natural Way to Stay Mosquito Free

Are you a mosquito magnet? I know I am. Since my Graduate Assistant position has me out and about during peak bug biting hours, I spend all summer itchy and covered in welts. I could use bug spray, but I don’t like the idea of DEET and the organic lotions don’t seem to work very… Continue reading Bti: An Easy, Natural Way to Stay Mosquito Free

Gardening, Landscaping

Mapping a Garden Site

Summer is finally winding down, and the end of garden season is in sight here. It's time to start thinking about clearing up and putting the beds to sleep for the winter. I almost feel a little sad to be packing up my gloves and trowel. Not too sad though, because The Llama and I… Continue reading Mapping a Garden Site

Master Gardener

The Master Gardener Program

In addition to the graduate classes I’m taking for my degree this semester, I also signed up for a Master Gardener class. I’ve been wanting to take this class for a while, because I don’t have much in-depth knowledge about plants and gardening. All I know to do is toss a seed to the ground,… Continue reading The Master Gardener Program

diseases and pests
Bed Gardening, Container Gardening, Gardening

Common Garden Diseases and Pests

I know it's happened to you. You go out to the garden to collect tonight's dinner and you see something off. Maybe your spinach is full of lacy holes that weren't there yesterday, or your tomatoes suddenly have suspicious looking brown patches. Whatever the symptoms, something's eating your garden! Summer growing season may be winding… Continue reading Common Garden Diseases and Pests