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Don’t Let It bug You

Don’t Let It bug You

There’s nothing like sitting out on the porch on a summer evening, listening to the not-so-relaxing sound of “Buzz/Ow/Slap…..Buzz/Ow/Slap!” As the temps start heating up this month, outside insects will become even more frequent visitors.  So surround your porch, deck, and outdoor sitting areas with these plants that are known to discourage mosquitoes and more! […]

The Plight of the Bumblebee

The Plight of the Bumblebee

Fact:  Since the late 1990s, the population of the species has plummeted 87%. Most folks have become aware of the tragic status of bumbles, now on the Endangered Species list.  Their number has been dropping significantly and considering the amount of pollinating and cross-pollinating of flowers and vegetables and fruits for which they are responsible, […]

Skeeter Beaters

Skeeter Beaters

There are all kinds of herbs and plants that are natural repellents to summer’s annoying mosquitoes.  Fill your porch or deck with these and mosquitoes will be more likely to keep their distance and let you enjoy summer nights in peace! Lavender – EVERYONE should be growing lavender somewhere in their landscape!  The beautiful purple […]