Connect the dots!
Pesticides, like other residential flotsam, are swept off our properties during periods of rain and over-irrigation. These pesticides pose a threat to aquatic life and ground water supplies. Yet every landscape has pests: unwanted weeds, bugs, and animals. How you perceive and manage these pests determines, in part, the amount of pesticides swept off your property. A gardener practicing CPR may be more lenient with some pests, may seek less toxic alternatives for others, and may change the composition of their landscape to deter particularly destructive and determined pests.
Listed below are a variety of plants that either repel unwanted bugs, or attract beneficial insects, all of which reduces the need for pesticides.
Yarrow, Ornamental Allium, Chives, Angelica, Southernwood, Wormwood, Borage, Coreopsis, Cilantro, Buckwheat, Garlic, Lavender, Lemon balm, Pennyroyal, Spearmint, Rosemary, Blue Elderberry, Santolina, Mexican Marigold, Marigold
Thank you Honeybees!
Submissions from Wildwood Elementary School (2nd grade class)
Email us your ”Thank you” to the honeybees and we will add it to our album
firstname.lastname@example.org (ALL ages welcome!!)
Our first Etsy item!! ?
HoneyLove Blown Glass Ornaments
Yellow and black hand blown glass ornaments by HoneyLover Eric Anderson (Seattle, WA). All proceeds from ornament sales donated to non-profit HoneyLove.org
HoneyLove is a Los Angeles based conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees and inspire and educate new urban beekeepers.
DIY: Beeswax Moisturizer by Mrs. Homegrown
Ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons of organic beeswax, 1 cup of tepid water
(Optional: Essential of your choice for scent, about 10 drop)
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