Put the Gardens to Bed: Fall Tips

Let it Stand… …for the bugs. The more you leave the garden ‘as is’, the better it will provide habitat to all the good bugs and wildlife over the winter. Ladybugs love to nest in leaves and around the base of plants during the winter. Let them be, and they’ll eat the aphids next year.Continue reading “Put the Gardens to Bed: Fall Tips”

The Street Tree Ordinance in Lexington KY

In the city of Lexington, it is an ordinance that the property owner must have a permit to remove or replace a street tree. If a street tree is removed, a replacement tree must be planted within one year. The following are clips from the LFUCG Street Tree website. Sited Links LFUCG Street Tree WebsiteContinue reading “The Street Tree Ordinance in Lexington KY”

Recipe: Mashed Cauliflower

Why would you ever want to make mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes? Mashed potatoes are great, but lately I’ve been making mashed cauliflower, and it’s great too! Mashed cauliflower… Is easy and quick to make Has a lower glycemic index, which means it doesn’t spike blood sugar as high. Potatoes have a very highContinue reading “Recipe: Mashed Cauliflower”

Growing Strawberries

In years past, I haven’t had too much luck growing strawberries. I’ve tried growing them in containers this year and have had a lot better luck. Strawberry plants grow great in the ground, but when I did this I didn’t get any strawberries! I realize now it was because the chipmunks were eating them all.Continue reading “Growing Strawberries”

Turn Off LIghts During Bird Migrations

Each spring billions of birds migrate back north to the upper parts of the United States and Canada. Many are traveling from Mexico, South and Central America, or the southern US. Birds migrate at night and they use the sky and the stars as their navigation map. Artificial lighting from buildings, street lights, and towersContinue reading “Turn Off LIghts During Bird Migrations”