Tag : Environment

Front Lawn Versus Edible Gardens: You Choose!

Front Lawn Versus Edible Gardens: You Choose!

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I want to know if edible front yards are dethroning lawns in your neighborhood? From the amount of coverage  the subject is getting from news papers and prominent garden bloggers like my friend Susan Harris over at The Sustainable Gardening Blog,…

33 Comments / 453 View / January 10, 2009

These “Environmentally Friendly” Neighbors are Enemies!

These “Environmentally Friendly” Neighbors are Enemies!

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According to some people, tree shadows can be beautiful as long as they don’t cast shadows on solar panels! “Your redwood trees are casting shade on my solar panels!” exclaims one neighbor “Your solar panels cast an ugly view in our…

7 Comments / 114 View / February 27, 2008

Got Water Run Off? Keep it in Your Own Yard!

Got Water Run Off? Keep it in Your Own Yard!

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Los Angeles got a much needed soak during the last 2 weeks. The clouds opened up and let us have it! I don’t have rain barrels connected to my downspouts (yet) but I was still able to keep most of the water run off…

2 Comments / 1183 View / January 31, 2008

Extreme Lawn Makeover…Low Water Plants Takeover!

Extreme Lawn Makeover…Low Water Plants Takeover!

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Extreme lawn makeovers, or "xeriscape landscaping" is the use of low water plants to save water in the landscape.   Water is a precious commodity these days and in my work as a landscape designer, I'm known for replacing  thirsty…

10 Comments / 1260 View / January 30, 2008

Beckham’s “Carbon Footprint” Under Attack!

Beckham’s “Carbon Footprint” Under Attack!

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 Note to David Beckham, “Watch out for the Carbon Police!” The world’s richest soccer player, David Beckham has come under attack as one of the “environments’ biggest threats,” according to an  MSN.FoxSports.com report.  (I knew he was a threat on…

5 Comments / 704 View / January 24, 2008

Collapsible Outdoor Clothesline On Order

Collapsible Outdoor Clothesline On Order

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By Shirley Bovshow  I was reminded of my resolve to start drying some of my clothes outdoors when I read a blog post by  Susan Harris of  Garden Rant, on  community associations and how their rules preclude the use of the environmentally…

1 Comment / 478 View / September 1, 2007

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