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Safe and Healthy Mosquito Control in Your Garden

Safe and Healthy Mosquito Control in Your Garden

Nancy Payne 07/19/2016 0
 As you look at ways to protect your family from mosquito-borne illnesses, you should ask yourself these questions:  Do I like butterflies?  Do I like...
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Bee Lawns.  Lets embrace them!

Bee Lawns. Lets embrace them!

Nancy Payne 02/01/2016 0
OK, it took me a long time, but I have come to love bee lawns!  Like most people, I worked hard at keeping my lawn weed-free for years.  You know what...
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Imagine our Cities Covered With A Quilt of Native Gardens

Imagine our Cities Covered With A Quilt of Native Gardens

Nancy Payne 01/07/2016 0
 Imagine the day when our cities are covered with a quilt of native gardens.  Where every home and every business has planted a native garden.  When b...
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Birds Would Beg Us to Stop Using Artificial Turf

Birds Would Beg Us to Stop Using Artificial Turf

Nancy Payne 12/19/2015 0
  Why Would Birds and Garden Worms Beg Us to Stop Installing Artificial Turf?  Imagine...You are living outdoors and all you had to walk on is as hot ...
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How To Prevent Bird Window Collisions

How To Prevent Bird Window Collisions

Nancy Payne 12/07/2015 0
 Choose Windows Wisely and Prevent Bird Collisions  When my husband and I decided to install much needed new windows in our house we never thought abo...
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A Call For National Neighborhood Gardening Day

A Call For National Neighborhood Gardening Day

Nancy Payne 12/01/2015 0
 A call for National Neighborhood Gardening Day  Why have a National Neighborhood Gardening Day?  When one neighbor shares the wonders of Nature with ...
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Outdoor Winter Fun with Your Kids

Outdoor Winter Fun with Your Kids

Nancy Payne 11/23/2015 0
   Enjoy Outdoor Winter-Fun with Your Kids.  I am often surprised by children when I go outdoors with them.  Surprised at their wide smiles of glee wh...
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Why are Desert Habitats a Good Excuse To Put Your Feet Up?

Why are Desert Habitats a Good Excuse To Put Your Feet Up?

Nancy Payne 11/19/2015 0
Why are Desert Habitats a Good Excuse for Putting Your Feet Up?   The short answer is because there is a whole lot going on down there!  My first trip...
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Bring Nature Closer to You. Attract Birds!

Bring Nature Closer to You. Attract Birds!

Nancy Payne 11/16/2015 0
  How do you bring Nature closer to you?  Attract Birds!  I don't know about you, but I find the thought of birds and butterflies struggling to surviv...
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Fall is for Habitat Gardening... Focus on Wildlife

Fall is for Habitat Gardening... Focus on Wildlife

Nancy Payne 11/12/2015 0
Fall is for Habitat Gardening... Focus on Wildlife.  In our region, we tend to concentrate more on our gardens in the spring and fall because we enjoy...
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Habitat vs Conventional Landscaping

Habitat vs Conventional Landscaping

Nancy Payne 11/12/2015 0
  Habitat vs Conventional Landscapes  Habitat-landscaping focuses on attracting natural visitors such as colorful birds and beautiful butterflies to t...
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