Saturday, May 15, 2010

Finally sunny

The ferns, astilbe, black-eyed susans, coneflowers, hollyhocks and dalias are finally planted. I will post pics when they start to bloom. The strawberries to not look good at all. Maybe it is too windy where they are planted. Maybe they do not like this cold weather. Not sure. I plan to buy some more plants soon to fill in the ones that died. Hopefully that will help. Anyone have any advice on strawberry plants?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Snow in May?!??!

What is the deal with the weather? I planted some annuals last weekend since the weather was so nice. Now we are supposed to get snow this weekend. Not much but still! I have all my annuals covered. Hopefully they will do ok.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New plants

I bought some new plants today. I got some ferns and astilbe for the shade area. Some annuals and for the wildflower area purple coneflower, blackeyed susan and tick seed. Hopefully the wind will die down and I can plant some tonight.
The zinnias that I started inside are not doing well. I might just put them outside and see what happens.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Big steps

Here are some ideas of big steps to take that will help the environment. These are more difficult to do or cost a significant amount of money. I have not done all of these items but am working on a few of them.

-ride a bike to work, take mass transit or carpool. This takes some planning and may be difficult with your work schedule.

-give up eating meat.

-install solar panels to your house

-plant native plants in your yard. They will require less water and benefit the local wildlife

-buy your clothes used or from companies with sustainable environmental practices (this takes some research)

-install energy star appliances

-buy all organic vegetables and fruit

-grow and preserve more of your own food

-support environmental organizations. Some of my faves are Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists and WWF.