Garden and the Good Life

Garden and the Good Life Risa Edelstein, landscape designer [email protected] Lear 04/11/2011

Decorah Eagles, Ustream.TV: The Raptor Resource Project brings you the...

Reality TV for bird lovers. Decorah Eagles @ Ustream.TV: The Raptor Resource Project brings you the Decorah Eagles from atop their tree at the fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa.... 04/08/2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Going ecological and sustainable. A client's perspective. Greener Every Day Consulting - How Does Your Garden Grow? 03/25/2011

Tantalize Your Butterflies

Want to attract butterflies to your garden? Here are some tips of what to plant from a fellow ELA member. by Nanette Masi Invited to submit an entry for the Container Garden Invitational Display at the 2011 Boston Flower & Garden show, ELA put out a... 03/09/2011

Roundup Is Not OK

More info on Roundup and even more horrifying data. If this doesn't make you think twice, what will? 03/09/2011

grounded design: Spring 2011: What's HOT, What's NOT

Hot plants for 2011? Yes to amsonia taber. No to rosa rugosa since it's INVASIVE on the Cape. What's your list? Rosa rugosa has an enormous array of cultivars that come in sizes, flower colors, and leaf tones. They like to expand, though, so it's good pick a largish area to give them room to do so...


Can we stop the destruction of urban wilds? Look what we're losing! 03/08/2011

Coalition to Preserve the Belmont Uplands

Can we stop the destruction of urban wilds? Look what we're losing! Can we stop the destruction of urban wilds? Look what we're losing! 03/08/2011

Roundup: The Hidden Factors of a Lethal Poison | Safelawns Daily Post and Q&A Blog

More info on Roundup which is already a $44 billion product for Monsanto. Doesn't common sense beg for the Precautionary Principle? Another reason to buy organic. A poison, by most people’s definition, is anything that will kill you within, say, a few hours. I grew up watching John Wayne and Clint Eastwood westerns where a well-placed rattlesnake would terrify. Or maybe a tarantula, the bite of which would kill you instantly. Or arsenic. These days the murder 02/25/2011

6 tips to make your lawn and garden green |

6 tips to make your lawn and garden green. ELA is featured here trying to get the word out. Ecological landscaping experts offer advice to make your lawn and garden more sustainable and enjoyable. 02/22/2011

Edibles! « Garden Designers Roundtable

Professional designers blog about edible gardens. What are your plans this season? Edibles! The garden world has been ignited by the surge in interest in edible gardening- people are fired up to take control of the food they eat, by growing it. Garden centers are expanding their selections of seeds and starts of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and berries – and gardeners are snapping t


Tips for dealing with poison ivy in the winter garden | Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog

Great article about poison ivy.

All parts of the poison ivy plant, including the roots, stems, bark, and leaflets, are poisonous year round. However, poison ivy is very difficult to identify in the winter when it looses its leaves.


The Xerces Society » Announcing the Publication of Attracting Native Pollinators

Interested in our native pollinators? Pre-order "Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies".

We are excited to announce that our new book, Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies, will be published in February by Storey Publishing, North Adams, Massachusetts. Attracting Native Pollinators is coauthored by four Xerces Society staff members Eric Mader, M


grounded design: Garden Trends 2011

Garden Trends 2011. As an ecological landscape designer, I hope these are dead on!

Hmmm. As one who lives next to an urban farm-yard, it is apparent to me that zoning regulations need to be modified to allow for this type of use and, at the same time, put limits on how this use impacts the adjacent neighbors. The farm-yard next to us is a bit of a cesspit, with a massive untende


Roundup, Part I: “A Very Serious Poison” | Safelawns Daily Post and Q&A Blog

Scientists are finally starting to prove the toxicity of Roundup - Monsanto's $44 billion product! Spread the word.

NOTE: This is the first in a three-part series about Roundup, the world’s most commonly used non-selective w**d killer. As the lawn and garden advertisements begin for this season in some parts of North America, it’s timely to note the relatively new information available about this product’s toxici


Species loss tied to ecosystem collapse and recovery

Species Loss Tied to Ecosystem Collapse and Recovery. We'll need 10 million years to recover..but who's counting.

Geologists have a cautionary tale: Lose enough species in the oceans, and the entire ecosystem could collapse. Looking at two of the greatest mass extinctions in Earth's history, the scientists attribute the ecosystems' collapse to a loss in the variety of species sharing the same space. It took up


Color Bind: A New Study Finds Wind Turbine Color May Play a Role in Bat Fatality Rate: Scientific Am...

Purple wind turbines could save bats.

Could purple wind turbines decrease the carnage wreaked in the night by looming towers with spinning blades on Halloween's iconic flying mammals?


A Green New Year's Resolution: Quit the Pesticide Man

Mainstream media is now writing about pesticides, the risks and the grassroots movement to get the EPA to act. Are we making progress?

Here in the Bay Area where I live, according to the EPA, all of our creeks are contaminated with significant levels of pesticides, especially diazinon, an insecticide that was banned for home use 10 years ago because of its toxicity to mammals. If a bunch of compost-loving, Prius-driving tree-hugger


Pennsylvania sedge is a great alternative for lawns. Use plugs to get it started.


Pull Bayer's Bee-Killing Pesticide. Now. |

It's known as the Wiki-Bee Leaks. Sign the petition to tell the EPA to pull a bee-killing pesticide that is already outlawed in Germany, Italy and France.

On December 8, PAN joined Beyond Pesticides and beekeepers from around the country in breaking a story that is coming to be known as “Wik...


Landezine » Un hommage à Lady Day by Strootman Landscape Architects

A wonderful garden design in France dedicated to Billy Holiday. I love when art and plants collide.

Waterfront Viewpoint Temporary Installations Street Square Sport & Recreation Roof Restoration Post-Industrial Playground Photography Pavement Park Infrastructure Green Wall Garden Fence Cor-ten Cemeteries & Memorials By the way Bridge Bench Bath Atrium Art


Beware of second-hand herbicides | Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog

Beware of second-hand herbcide.

Everyone knows the effects of second-hand smoke, but not every gardener is aware of the potential dangers of second-hand herbicides. Eco-friendly gardeners


Biodiversity - Vancouver Film School (VFS)

A great video about biodiversity which explains its importance in an artistic and clever way .

Visit to find out more about this video and the International Year of Biodiversity! Created by Vancouver Film School students Amanda Healey, Jesse Lang, Juan Carlos Arenas and Roberta Ramalho through the VFS Digital Design progra


Restoring The Landscape With Native Plants: That's Invasive? Japanese Barberry ~ Berberis thunbergii

Barberry was planted as an ornamental in many of our yards but it is now invasive! Do you have it in yours?


Expert: Climate change harming sugar maples

UNH is tracking Sugar Maples that are in distress. Not a surprise but what will the fall look like without them?

There may not be any species more central to the New Hampshire advantage – our


A Living Wall: The very useful wall load of Green, Living, Vertical, Roof and Wall Garden Links

For people interested in Living Walls - here' s a long list of resources and articles for you! 11/03/2010

After 80 Years, One Company Just Says No to Chemicals | Safelawns Daily Post and Q&A Blog

Tomorrow I am planting bulbs for clients with Espoma's Bulbtone. Two years ago they went almost exclusively organic! IF YOU HAVE LIVED anywhere East of the Mississippi in the past half century and you happened to wander into the well-used potting shed of a true, died-in-the-wool gardener, you would almost certainly find a simple, white bag of fertilizer. Maybe it would be half used, slightly soiled. Maybe the top


Which plants for which birds? Use this database to find out what you need to plant to attract certain birds to your yard.


Restoring The Landscape With Native Plants: Invasive Buckthorn and Native Look-Alikes

Great articles and wonderful photos on Buckthorn, an invasive, that can often get confused with som eof our natives. These are thugs in our nexk of the woods.


Landscape for Life -- Based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative

Everything you need to garden sustainably!

Landscape For Life, based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, provides tips and how-to information about working with nature in your garden, no matter where you live.


How to Plant an Edible Hedge | Mast Tree Network

Ever think about planting an edible hedge?

Restoring the bounty of North America's native woodlands


Why we should keep leaves in our yards this fall and its wildlife benefits. 10/01/2010


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Wordless Wednesday - Echinacea purpurea

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