Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dutch Gardens Photo Contest Winners Announced

There are some breathtaking photos of stunning gardens out there. It's amazing what beauty and work people put into their gardens.

If you're looking for garden layout ideas, flower color combos, etc., browsing through the entire gallery of pics is also helpful.

click here to view the winners and other photos

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Behold the Power of Poop - Behold the power of poop

Continuing with the poop discussion...

The issue of composting pet poop has long been debated. Ideally, you are not supposed to do it, as most homeowners' compost piles do not reach a temperature high enough to sufficiently destroy the pathogens which might exist in pet feces. I have done it, but made sure to only use the resulting compost on non-food crops.

I also have one of these thingees, but with two big, poop-productive dogs, it filled up too quickly and decomposed poop too slowly.

Now, unfortunately, I just bag it up and put it in the trash each week.

Hopefully, San Fran will come up with something innovative and successful, and will pass it along to other cities.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Forget About Fox Urine...

...tiger poo is apparently going to be the way to go, so to speak, in repelling garden predators. story

Thursday, February 09, 2006

February 2006 Bloomers

We're supposed to get down to 22° Saturday night. I sure hope not, although we really had it coming. Lots of my outdoor plants seem to think it's March or April...