Water is deeply engrained in our lives, without it we wouldn’t exist but most of us take it for granted on a daily basis (me included). On the West Coast drought has been increasingly in the news and it has renewed my awareness for the impact water has. When I really think of how water affects me, beyond my immediate hydration needs, I realize it imparts a sense of tranquility that is crucial for me to keep myself balanced in today’s modern world; we can all use a little of that now and then.
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Creating an outdoor space that is safe for everyone while allowing for multiple-uses can be a wonderful challenge, especially when we want to share our gardens with our pets.
I have planted succulents in a retired pair of high-heel shoes (good riddance!), on top of birdhouses and chicken coop roofs, even used tiny cuttings planted into cored-out wine corks glued to magnets for my refrigerator. I have seen succulent cuttings used in bridal bouquets and boutonnieres like flowers and practically infinite project ideas are on Pinterest, Instagram and so on. One reason succulents are so popular is their versatility of uses due to their low-water needs and ease of care.
Long hot days and warm nights make July a great time for outdoor living, but remember to water! Hanging baskets, containers, vegetable gardens, flower beds and new plantings are especially vulnerable to weather stress.
In celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 20-26), let’s talk about planting a garden for pollinators. Multiple critical issues for bees as well as disappearing pollinator habitats are frequent story topics in our daily news and social media circles. As serious as these problems are it is easy to feel overwhelmed but we all have the ability to play a role in helping with a solution by planting a pollinator garden!