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Wine Bottle Garden Beds: my experience, thoughts and suggestions

Wine Bottle Garden Beds: my experience, thoughts and suggestions | Sacred Habitats

There is a tremendous amount of repurposing, re-use, and up-cycling these days, some of the ideas are brilliant and some not so good. When I first learned about using empty wine bottles or edging a garden I have to say I thought it ‘might’ be a cool idea, they certainly can look pretty enough. A […] Read more…

Certify Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat with Another Organization

With the recent announcement of the partnership of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and ScottsMiracle-Gro came a lot of disappointment among supporters, many became so upset they have returned their NWF backyard wildlife habitat signs which certify their backyards as wildlife habitats and meeting the requirements of the NWF. In response to that disappointment I’ve created […] Read more…

EEEeeewww Bed Bugs! Be Gone!

Bed bugs have become quite an issue. To make matters worse, they are becoming resistant to chemical treatments; for the same reason bacterial infections have become resistant to antibiotics. This is a wake-up call. I believe the only time we should resort to chemical treatments is only after all other methods have failed. This would […] Read more…

Pollinators in Our Gardens: Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and graceful of all pollinators. Through providing safe habitats we can also support the roles that butterflies play in pollination. Butterflies need flowers in full sun that are protected from wind, preferably away from roadways. About 75% of all flowering plants rely on animal pollinators and over 200,000 species […] Read more…

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