Category Archives: pests and pesticides

When Weather Wins

Print PDFA few stray blooms amid the snow and ice Holidays Happen When They Happen After a week of snowy gardens and icy roads, the rain comes as a very welcome relief. After stir crazy days of not being able … Continue reading

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The Little Known Positive Side Of Smoke

Print PDFSmoke & dust bring some surprising benefits Smoke, Ash, Dust & Plant Health This weekend, my band played maritime music at the venerable Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. We were hoping that the breezy seaside location would … Continue reading

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Join The No Mow May Movement

Print PDFPollinators love a lively lawn Stop Mowing So Much And Let The Lawn Come To Life If the cold wet spring has kept you from lawn mowing, that’s great news. Bee City USA would like us to observe the … Continue reading

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How Herbicides Contaminate Compost

Print PDFThe Pea Test reveals the presence of Clopyralid Of Horsetail and Herbicides A troubled reader writes: “Horse tails have been in the front portion of my property for three years now, but they are now popping up in my … Continue reading

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