The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Naturalist Nancy Lawson’s primary purpose is to help animals. She writes a column called ‘Humane Backyard’ (http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/wild_neighbors/humane-backyard/humane- backyard.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/) for the Humane Society publication All Animals and is the founder of The Humane Gardener, a comprehensive website and outreach initiative focused on gardening for animals(http://www.humanegardener.com/) In six chapters, Lawson introduces the reader to the ideas of: · … Continue reading

Local Gardeners and Master Gardener Steve and Kelly Pottenger

Jim’s Jungle has been a fixture in town for many years. Recently, as current owners, Steve and Kelly Pottenger, sat down with me at the end of a hot day in the fenced nursery location in front of the West Park Shopping Center, a shopper asked Kelly if they still had new plants coming in. … Continue reading

GARDEN FRESH SALSA

GARDEN FRESH SALSA

2-3 cups fresh fleshy tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion (use a few green onion tops if desired) 1/2 cup sweet bell peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup hot peppers (habanero or jalapeno) seeded and fnely chopped 2 tsp lime juice salt and/or pepper to … Continue reading

GARDENING IN THE 18TH CENTURY

It’s mid-June and the spring planting rush is over. Thank heavens for all of the resources we have at our fingertips—from nurseries, seed catalogs, the library, and the internet to our own Master Gardeners’ private cache and network. Such a plethora begs the question of how people got their gardening information before the modern advantages … Continue reading