I posted my monthly blog article (due every 14th of the month) at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens:
Enjoy your wildlife garden. Habitat It!
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During each calendar month, Spore Lore will accept postings of residential wildlife habitats to Spore Lore’s facebook page, Habitat It and They Will Come.
Click to post your Habitat of the Month entry.
Contest entries must include:
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It’s now Friday, so my back and body in general are nearly recovered. On Monday this week, I spent the whole day shovelling manure and compost on top of Food Ridge West, our raised veggie bed and animal habitat. Veggie bed — because the debris pile covered with manure/compost/gardening . . . → Read More:
Multi-graft apple tree. Note the 5 different tags on the tree: 1) Multi-Graft, with code for root stock; 2) Gravenstein Apple, 3) Red Delicious Apple, 4) Yellow Delicious Apple, 5) Granny Smith Apple. Keeping the tags on, at least till the fruit is well identified, helps to sort out . . . → Read More:
Yesterday, Valentine’s Day ♥, was the start of new layers to our animal habitat/veggie bed hugelkultur, Food Ridge West. The new layers are pine tree prunings, horse manure, and organic vineyard compost and can be seen in my post Happy Valentines Day AND Garden What You Love.
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This is the third of three videos showing a garden animal habitat created when our apricot tree was almost entirely uprooted and partially buried on it side. Features of the completed project are explained: –The up-ended rootball serves as an animal habitat. –The buried tree trunk acts as a . . . → Read More:
This is the second of three videos showing a garden animal habitat created when our apricot tree was almost entirely uprooted and partially buried on it side. Highlights:
–Preparing the trench (hole) to receive the tree trunk and crown.
–Pruning the tree to live peacefully in the garden path.
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Time to remove the apricot tree, Grandpa’s Apricot Tree, in our back garden. Almost no fruit in at least 6 years. Seasons, soil, water, and our hungry food-producing mindsets will wait no longer! Time to nurture another tree. We will plant a Santa Rosa plum tree, who’s namesake is . . . → Read More:
Pine Brush Pile is a Zone 4 or 5 (Permaculture) habitat oasis in Tony’s back yard. Great place to resource this year’s Xmas tree.
20130114 Pine Brush Pile (video):
Pine Brush Pile (pics in Tony’s book):
Figure B.4 Insect Eggs on Pine Needle. [The picture has two parts: the . . . → Read More: