Make Your Own Ollas

Olla means pot in Spanish. Irrigation using unglazed clay pots started thousands of years ago perhaps in China. The Spanish brought the idea to the Southwest. Today gardeners in Pakistan, Iran, India and South America also use pots for irrigation. In all these areas, consistent access to water  improves plant growth and increases yield from …

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Healing Herbs from the Culinary Garden

These are the six slides of the 22 Sept 2020 presentation by Suzanne Teachey, owner of Nectar Apothecary. The presentation started with herbs categorized by their healing properties. Suzanne talked about when and how to harvest the active parts of the plants: fall or spring for roots, just before flowers open for lavender, and pretty …

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Hummingbird Moth

The Hummingbird Moth ~ Mary Ann Mira You might have heard the saying, “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it must BE a duck!”  Recently, I applied that expression to what I thought was a hummingbird in my backyard.  I saw a creature that looked like …

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