Biological control is the release of natural predators to manage plant-harming insects. Biologicals help greenhouses and gardeners avoid the need to use pesticide sprays and dusts! Many beneficial insects are already in your garden, patrolling for (and munching on) unwanted pests like aphids and borers.
If houseplants could yawn, stretch their limbs, and look sleepily around like a bear coming out of hibernation, the end of February would be the time! Days are getting longer, which is noticeable to indoor plants, letting them know it’s time to come out of dormancy. Because you love your plants and are responsible for their little ecosystems, here are some helpful things you can do for them this spring…
Here on the Front Range in Northern Colorado, winters are getting drier with less snowpack. While this might be a great break for your snow shoveling muscles, your trees and shrubs are susceptible to lasting damage. Low humidity, low soil moisture, and dramatically fluctuating temperatures can wreak havoc on a tree’s state of dormancy. This goes for established trees as well as new plantings. What can you do? Winter water!
Try something new for your holiday decor this year and make a succulent wreath! The succulents will be planted in little pockets of sphagnum moss so given the right care, you can keep it growing all year long. We’ll supply the plants, moss, baubles, and wreath frame… You supply the cheer and creative vision!