Posts Tagged ‘bugs’

What’s Bugging You?

March 22, 2010

So far, the most important thing I’ve learned in my gardening class is that most bugs are your friends. If you leave them to do their buggy thing, they will help your garden grow.

Of course there must be a life lesson here. Is it that you shouldn’t let most things bother you? Or that the pesky experiences, people and events you encounter may be the pollinators necessary for your growth? Or that you need to take a good look when something disturbs your peace of mind to determine if it is one of those rare bugs that needs to be squished and discarded before it kills your tender new buds and leaves or eats the fruits of your labor?

Oh! and a fun thing to learn:  xeriscaping and xerogardening!! “Gardening in way that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental irrigation,” according to Wikipedia, by using plants that are native to a region.  I just might need to plant some native flowers!