Monthly Archives— June, 2014

Going to Seed

Spring Flowers Fade as Summer Dawns With the passing of the Summer Solstice, my garden marks the transition of my spring flowers from blossom to seed. Though I am always sad to see many of my favorite blooms disappear for the next nine months, I know that it is just part of the cycle of… Continue reading →

  • Words by Andrea Leigh Ptak
  • June 23, 2014

Celebrate National Pollinator Week!

June 15–21, 2015 Eight years ago, the U.S. Senate proclaimed the third week in June as National Pollinator Week to help publicize the decline of pollinator populations and to promote gardening and agriculture practices that nurture these essential species. The Pollinator Partnership was formed as a resource for accurate information and to spread the word. From… Continue reading →

  • Words by Andrea Leigh Ptak
  • June 15, 2014

Organic Pest Control – Part II

Block or trap those pesky insects. My previous post on beneficial insects showed how you can keep your garden relatively free of crawly plant destroyers like aphids and cabbage moth larvae. This post gives you tips to deal with flying insects that like to bore into your apples and other fruits and veggies. It wasn’t… Continue reading →

  • Words by Andrea Leigh Ptak
  • June 10, 2014
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