A Houston woman had her newly laid down mulch catch fire, was it spontaneous combustion or something else. Read the story for yourself – Mulch Fire
The soil in our gardens is warming up and if you have not yet removed the winter mulch and leaves tangled in your bushes now is the time to do it. With a projected sunny weekend it is the perfect time to get all the outside odd jobs taken care of. Have you cleaned out all the debris from your gutter and down spouts yet? What about taking down the last remnants of holiday decorations still dangling on shrubs and in window boxes?
Does garden reduce anxiety? Well I’m sure all those of you who are into gardening already know that the answer is a resounding yes. Spending time in planting, weeding, tilling and trimming will help transform your life into a much more calm outlook. Leigh Barnes writes in The Health Benefits of Gardening
“The very act of walking around in nature or digging in the dirt (which should always be called soil) will boost serotonin levels and make us smarter. How great is that?” Check it out…
Finally today, I came across an article and interview in the L.A. Times that you might find interesting and inspiring. Stephen Orr, Martha Stewart’s garden guru, looks for beauties with brains in ‘Tomorrow’s Garden