Welcome To Michigan

Written by Barbara Baker

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The garden brings many aspects ofrepparttar earth together. The birds find food and ample hiding places to build their baby’s nests. The butterflies are abundant, feeding onrepparttar 113328 nectar ofrepparttar 113329 flowering plants. I am always grabbing my books to look uprepparttar 113330 name of a new winged visitor torepparttar 113331 garden. I think my favorite part ofrepparttar 113332 garden isrepparttar 113333 thyme bed. A lot ofrepparttar 113334 thymes are ground covers, and inrepparttar 113335 spring they haverepparttar 113336 tiniest blossoms. Did you know aboutrepparttar 113337 lavender, lemon, caraway, minus, creeping, oregano, English, French, silver, common, lime, orange, orange spice, nutmeg, silver needle, and woolly thyme ? These are only a few varieties of this species. I harvest these for making herbal swags and to add them to sachets and potpourri. I am a member ofrepparttar 113338 Michigan Herb Association, andrepparttar 113339 Great Lakes Herb Business Association. If you visitrepparttar 113340 web site ofrepparttar 113341 Great Lakes Herb Business Association you will see a variety of businesses in our state that sells herbs and herbal products. The web site is very informative and a good resource to check out while your coming our way. Sweet Annie’s Rose isrepparttar 113342 name of my little rustic shop and garden. You will find as many weeds as there are herbs at times, but no one seems to care. Drop by and stroll thoughrepparttar 113343 garden. You can nibble on some sweet cicely, or tasterepparttar 113344 lemon thyme. You can pull a few weeds, exchange a few seeds, or just wander alone throughrepparttar 113345 herbs and let their magic find a place in your heart.

Copyright Barbara Baker 2005 Content may not be copied or reprinted without written consent.

Barbara Baker is a webmaster, author, and Internet Marketer with an extreme passion for herbs

Black Walnut Trees Produce A Natural Insecticide

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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Juglone is sometimes washed out ofrepparttar still green walnuts during late summer or even autumn rains. The growth of plants 60 to 80 feet away are inhibited byrepparttar 113327 juglone. The substance affects plants of various families. Studies have found that tomatoes, alfalfa, potatoes, apples, blackberries, rhododendron, mountain laurel and pine trees are all affected.

According to a professor and extension forester at Iowa State University, juglone is known to repel various garden insects. Just by placing branches ofrepparttar 113328 tree aroundrepparttar 113329 house and under furniture dog and cat owners are amazed to find that their pets have fewer fleas.

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment. Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading. Website: http://www.apluswriting.net

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