I read in a recent magazine that the Arbor Day Foundation is producing an up-to-date Zone Map because global warming makes the present one produced in 1990 by the USDA inaccurate. It’s interesting because when “global warming” became a public topic (largely as a result of the Kyoto Conference) our leader,George Bush, declared […]
Archive for June, 2007
You can tell when a neighbor family has been on vacation by the color of their skin. It’s pink or red and it’s often blistered and raw. Much too much exposure also leads to skin cancer and Tucson claims to be the skin cancer capital of the world. Take care!
Do your gardening in […]
Perhaps the most exciting part is that squash plants are easy to grow, providing the weather is warm. And for the months of June, July, August, and even parts of September, the weather is warm.
Zuchinni squash are the quickest growing kind of a large family. Winter squashes are, in spite of the name, summer […]
Half way through an afternoon nap I opened one eye because of a raucus bird call. Through the window I caught sight of a woodpecker and he was climbing up and round a wooden pillar. I thought he might be getting ready to hammer away on it and make a nesting hole but, no, […]
Sometime in early May, when you take a look at your fruit trees and feel happy about a large number of developing fruit, something dreadful happens. A lot of little fruit–maybe all of them in some instances– have left the tree and are lying on the ground.
Why did this happen? Commercial citrus growers […]