Friday, June 5, 2009

Earth-Friendly Friday

We're all spending more time outdoors and some of us love to be in the garden. I'm one of those people who loves to plant in the spring and fall, and . . . I just love to plant things and watch them grow. But then the pests come and attack our happy home--um, garden.

A lot of people run out and buy Round-up, or some other products to help them destroy unwanted guests, like Ivy, or aphids. But I try to look for organic alternatives, like spraying soapy water on my rose bushes. But some things aren't effective enough to cure all the problems in the flowerbeds.

But I've found a helpful link, and you can check it out here. It's called Alpha Ecological. And who wouldn't love a company called 1-800-Say-Frog. . . ? I haven't tried it-yet, but I'm going to look into it a little more. And, if you know anything about this company, please post your comments and lend us all a helping hand-in the garden. :)


Christina Farley said...

Oh you are so good. I have trouble keeping things alive.

Bish Denham said...

My husband been growing as organically as he can for years. We found that the benificial insects come in and help keep down the pesty ones. Bring on the ladybugs and praying mantis!

adrienne said...

We've used beneficial insects, too. It's always fun to buy a pack of ladybugs (and they definitely don't go hungry in my garden).

Rena said...

We don't do much planting here -- other than a few rose bushes and some potted flower beds. The deer seem to like eating just about anything.