Gardening with your yard's ecosystem in mind
- My friend Carole over at Ecosystem Gardening has created the Ultimate Guide to Birdscaping Your Garden. If you want to attract birds to your yard, birds that will benefit other plants by eating harmful bugs, she’s rounded up 197 tips to do it.
- You might want to plant several extra bunches of parsley in your garden this year. Parsley attracts beneficial, predatory insects. Natural News explains parsley’s many benefits like attracting wasps that kill tomato hornworm.
- I have a love/hate relationship with the rabbits in my backyard. In the early morning when I’m sitting at my picnic table drinking my coffee and writing in my journal, I love to watch them running and playing. Along with all the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks out there are the same table, it’s almost as if I’m sitting in the middle of a Disney cartoon. But, as soon as I see one of them chomping on anything but the clover in my grass, I’m no longer so fond of them. Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens has some good suggestions for beautiful native plants that rabbits stay away from.
- It’s not just non-edible plants that are good for your garden. There are many edible plants that attract pollinators. Squash and radishes are some of the 10 edible plants that will attract pollinators.
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