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America's Favorite Butterfly: The Monarch

America's Favorite Butterfly: The Monarch

Monarchs are the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration. Most other butterflies are able to overwinter as larvae or pupae but Monarchs cannot survive the cold. Relying on environmental changes, they know when it’s time to head South and will travel between 50 and 100 miles per day, taking up to two months to reach their winter home in Mexico or Southern California. They start returning to the Southern U.S. in late February, making pit stops along the way to refuel and reproduce. Over the course of the summer and their travels, they will produce four generations of...

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Bring Your Harvest Full Circle

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Bring Your Harvest Full Circle

   Not all seed starter pots are created equal! Some like plastic or peat are hard on the environment while others are not so great for the seedlings. Luckily innovators have come up with a great alternative that’s friendly to the planet and tender seedlings. Peat Pots are not Eco-Friendly.    Peat pots are made from material dug out of peat bogs. This harvest destroys these important wetland ecosystems which purify water; mitigate flooding and erosion; and function as the Earth’s most efficient carbon sink. Peat bogs also house rare wildlife species and native plants and, because of their highly acidic...

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Five Easy Ways to Mosquito Proof Your Weekend

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Are you still fighting mosquitoes? Try these five quick tips before your next outdoor party. Hint: it may be what you're drinking! Click here to read or download    

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Deck Lighting that Naturally Repels Mosquitoes.

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Deck Lighting that Naturally Repels Mosquitoes.

   So can we all agree that tiki torches are only good for a 70s-themed pool party or a Gilligan’s Island Revival? Stinky, smoky, and unattractive, they do not belong on your gorgeously decorated deck! But they do have one redeeming quality: the bug fighting power of essential oils (yes, citronella is an essential oil). Mosquitoes just hate that lemony smell and it’s a great non-chemical, non-toxic solution to keeping our outdoor spaces bug free. More About Essential Oils . . .    If you’ve been on Pinterest (or even to a grocery store these days), you’ve heard about essential...

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Fix Garden Problems with Companion Planting

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Fix Garden Problems with Companion Planting

Just like people, garden vegetable plants grow best when they’re with friends! If you struggle with pests, critters, or even want a better crop, companion gardening can help! For instance, did you know that bee balm and mint planted near tomatoes will enhance the flavor?  Gardeners have been using companion planting for centuries as a natural approach to harnessing each plant’s unique qualities to mutually benefit each other. There are hundreds of combinations to try (or avoid) so knowing the family of your plant is a good start (for example, broccoli and cabbage are from the same family so they have the...

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