Athena Magazine

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Drought-Resistant Landscape Plan July 28, 2009

drought_tolerantI’ve found a lovely, easy-to-execute design for a drought-resistant planting bed. Save water and make the world a more beautiful place. Discover it here …

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Learn Landscape Design in Stella’s Yard July 25, 2009

landscapeI’ve discovered a wonderful site for the DIY gardener. Stellasyard.com offers free landscape plans (with wonderful articles that explain the basic concepts of landscape design) and tips on earth friendly gardening. More here …

 

Find your native plants and wildflowers May 5, 2009

flower_top42One of the easiest ways to restore balance to nature  and encourage wildlife that lawns and mulch and chemicals take away is to restore native plants to your yard. Ladybird Johnson has left her mark with the The Wildflower Center’s Native Plant Information Network that allows you to search for native plant info by plant traits or names. You can browse through the collection of 23,000 native plant images, and pose your plant question to the resident horticulturalist.

The Native Plant Information Network (NPIN) assembles and disseminates information that will encourage the cultivation, conservation and preservation of wildflowers and other native flora throughout North America. Discover more.

 

Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat May 4, 2009

create_thumbnail_youngInstead of adding to urban sprawl and global warming, you can instead create a wildlife-friendly habitat in your own back yard and get it certified by the National Wildlife Federation. The steps are actually rather simple: provide food, water, shelter, a place to race young, and then practice green gardening practices. Soon you’ll have your own Beatrix Potter paradise. Discover more.