Stating “pesticides should only be used when and where there is a need,” Health Canada — the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — announced Feb. 2 that it plans to ban the sale and application of all weed ‘n feed type products across Canada. Read the rest of this entry →
Archive for April, 2010
I went out the back door the other day and found a strange red-brown mass quivering on my patio. Turns out a colony of ants had set up shop outside my back door. I have a good sized yard and ants are welcome, just not where I’m likely to step on them. So, feeling truly terrible, I boiled them. Read the rest of this entry →
One groundcover is useful, two or three together and you’re on your way to art before you even worry about other plants.
However, mixing groundcovers is a tricky business. Read the rest of this entry →
I love how research, particularly on the Internet, leads you to unexpected places. I started out looking for the history of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and ended up at DDT, the Napoleonic Wars and the Sumerians. Read the rest of this entry →
It was aphids that started me down the blogging path.
I write a monthly gardening newsletter that has a tip of the month. The most recent tip was on pesticides and insects. It was more long-winded than it should have been but not as long-winded as I wanted it to be. Read the rest of this entry →