Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Obelisk and Hanging Basket - Giveaway #8

The Great Garden Giveaway Bonanza #8!






These two wonderful items, made by CobraCo, are being grouped together for the eighth giveaway in this garden series. Today's garden items are being offered by the Safer Brand company. I've always been a fan of the antique green/verdigris look so this set is especially attractive to me. Both of them are made with powder coated, rust resistant steel. The obelisk is 9 inches wide and 50 inches high and it's solid! This is one piece of garden art that will be in my garden for a long time.
The design is called Eminence. The obelisk is so beautiful that I might have trouble planting a vine to grow up it; I don't want to block the fantastic royal-like pattern.

The hanging basket is 14 inches wide and has three matching Eminence medallions. It also comes with the coco liner ( see yesterday's giveaway for a similar basket.) I've been browsing through Safer's web site the same as you probably have, and I've got my eye on a matching chair planter! All I can say is, "Wow!"

This set is put together for the giveaway and retails for $50.00. If you would like these for your garden, here's your chance to have it for free! Thanks to the Safer company you can enter to win:

1. Leave a comment about something you learned at the Saferbrand.com site.


2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.
If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.

3. For a third chance to win, blog or Tweet about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.


4. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.

Good Luck!!


Open to US residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on Tuesday, August 18th at midnight ET.
Watch the side bar for links to all 10 giveaways!


Don't forget to visit An Herbal Bedfellow for healthy recipes made with herbs, and also my newest blog:
Happenstance House -- A journal about my Victorian home and all of it's contents.

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barbara.montyj said...

Here's something I learned.
Organic gardening helps to prevent loss of topsoil, toxic runoff, water pollution, soil contamination and poisoning, death of insects, birds, critters and beneficial soil organisms, pesticide, herbicide.
That's just some of the benefits.
Wow glad I'm an organic gardener!

barbara.montyj said...

I'm a google follower.

barbara.montyj said...

tweet!
http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/3263696547

nfmgirl said...

I learned "Weeds are generally controlled on a selective, non-selective or pre-emergent basis."

nfmgirl At gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I follow

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Diane said...

Beautiful items! They have a great Gardening 101 section for people like me with - uh - brown thumbs...

themommyspot(at)gmail(dot)com

Diane said...

tweeted! Tweet name: dkmommy

CathyH said...

Pyrethrin is a compound extracted from a type of daisy and affects insect's nervous system but won't harm the enviroment

CathyH said...

i follow your blog

katzkids said...

I love the CobraCo 3-Sided Gazebo Arch.Thanks for the contest

Mel said...

I learned more about Aphids and how to control them.

Stephanie Reed said...

"Organic fertilizers take time to work, so they should be applied and mixed completely with the soil at least three weeks in advance of planting seeds and young seedlings."

So interesting!

What a great giveaway!

Mrs. Robinson said...

"Queen ants can live up to 30 years" (YIKES), "which is 10 times longer than a female ant." So does that mean female ants live to be 3 years? Wow, I figured ants died each winter and only the queen hibernated. I'll never get our ant situation under control within 30 years! :) thanks for the info!

Mrs. Robinson said...

I also tweeted ya http://twitter.com/wyjajewels and became a follower. Thanks again for the oppurtunity to enter your giveaway. -Mrs. Robinson

Danetta said...

I learned that the praying mantis is a beneficial insect, by eating moths, mosquitoes, roaches, flies and aphids, as well as small rodents in their fields and gardens.
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I'm a Google follower
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I blogged about this giveaway
http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/08/thyme-for-herbs-great-garden-giveaway_12.html
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

heatherzilla said...

I learned that, "The favorite foods of ladybugs include aphids, spider mites and mealybugs as well as the eggs of some insects. A ladybug will devour thousands of aphids in its lifetime!"

VickieB said...

They suggest to always look for an official organic seal.

I learned products that pass the OMRI® review carry the OMRI Listed® Seal and appear on the OMRI® Brand Name Products List. The OMRI Listed® Seal assures the suitability of a product for organic production, handling and processing.

VickieB said...

Google follower

VickieB said...

email subscriber

VickieB said...

blogged http://vickieb52.blogspot.com/2009/08/great-giveaways-at-thyme-for-herbs.html

Abby said...

all of their products are reviewed and validated by a third party









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peg42 said...

I learned that Lady Bugs are really good for a garden. They eat aphids, spider mites and mealybugs as well as the eggs of some insects.

peg42 said...

I'm a subscriber.

peg42 said...

I'm a follower

comfrey cottages said...

blogged about this dear:)
http://comfreycottages.blogspot.com/

comfrey cottages said...

follower and subscriber also!

sweetsue said...

I learned that organic fruits and vegetables have the highest vitamin and mineral count.
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I follow on Blogger.
smchester at gmail dot com

theflyingacc said...

Today I found out why I had so many lady bugs>> I thought it was their time of the year>> it is because I have aphids>> going to wash my plants with safer soap, right now...
Again thank you this is the greatest learning experience

JayBear said...

Today I learned from saferbrand about flies. eekk Flies
The female housefly lays about 50 to 100 eggs at one time in organic debris. Isn't that delightful haha. thanks for the entry

mverno said...

To be an "organic gardener" one must use pesticides or repellents that have been approved for use in organic gardening
mverno@roadrunner.com

spitfyr323 said...

I learned that "soaps are powerful natural solvents that quickly dissolve fat-based substances. So the soap removes this protective coating causing insects and plants to dry out – quickly!"

spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

spitfyr323 said...

I'm a subscriber!

spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

RR said...

I learned that organic gardening can help prevent lots of things, such as loss of topsoil as well as toxic runoff and its resulting water pollution.

Dwalline said...

If you plan to water in the evening, make sure you give the plants and soil enough time to dry before dew forms in the night.

Dwalline said...

I follow!

Dwalline said...

http://twitter.com/dwalline/statuses/3276586980

Nancy said...

I learned that getting ready for next year's garden should start immediately after this year's harvest.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

ky2here said...

The female housefly lays about 50 to 100 eggs at one time in organic debris.

lmurley2000 said...

i learned that they have the most effective line of organic gardening and organic pest control.

lmurley2000 said...

i'm a email subscriber.

lmurley2000 said...

i follow you on twitter

Anonymous said...

The site has a video where you can learn how to become greener in 5 minutes.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I subscribe via email.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hotsnotty2 said...

I learned that there are many mental and physical health benefits to going organic. Time spent in the garden, working with the soil and plants can be very meditative and peaceful-so much so that organic gardening has made its way into the mental health industry in the form of Horticultural Therapy! Thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Lostinthemission said...

i learned on of the differences between natural and organic is the certain pesticides used, organic is regulated
lostinthemission at yahoo dot com

comfrey cottages said...

forgot to say, been blogging about your site on facebook also with networked blogs!

Mommy 2 Bears said...

They have organic mosquito control. My parents to invest in this product. They have a lake out back and at certain times of the year the mosquitos could carry you away.

Anonymous said...

I learned how to control ladybugs!!! OMG, I so need this!

mzpaw@yahoo.com

Carol EL said...

I learned that the praying mantis is a beneficial insect, by eating moths, mosquitoes, roaches, flies and aphids, as well as small rodents in their fields and gardens. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol EL said...

E-mail subscriber. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol EL said...

Blog follower. jelly15301@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I learned that black spot is an infectious fungal disease that affects most types of roses, though some species are more resistant than others to this particular disease.
traymona[at]aol.com

cdziuba said...

I learned this:

Why Organic?

The benefits of going organic in your lawn and garden are exponential!

In addition to helping improve the environment and decreasing the chances of accelerated disease in your family, going organic can provide mental and physical benefits, long-term money-savings, and increased vitamin and mineral content in your soil, among other things.

cdziuba said...

email subscriber cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/3284608561

ANNE S said...

I learned that their Safer® Brand Japanese beetle trap uses a food and sex attractant to lure insects into the trap and disrupt the mating cycle of said insect. Interesting. Thanks.

clynsg said...

They have a section on various bugs, including those that are beneficial.

clynsg at yahoo.com

clynsg said...

Blog follower

clynsg at yahoo.com

Bebemiqui said...

I didn't realize 1/3 of all garbage in landfills is compostable.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I learned how to control my ladybug problem.

brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

Peggy said...

I learned about the Organic Pesticide, Insect Killing Soaps compared to detergent,which is oil based
Thanks
matternu@aol.com

Peggy said...

google follower
matternu@aol.com

Linda said...

I learned that organic gardening provides realistic flavors in your food and higher vitamin and mineral content.
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

SunnyView said...

I learned that planning next year's garden should start right after harvesting this year's crops. Thanks for the giveaway!

SunnyView said...

I subscribe via email (sunnyview99 at gmail dot com)!

SunnyView said...

I subscribe via reader!

jrs0020 said...

I learned about Parasitic Wasps: They kill many kinds of insect pests and do not sting like other wasps. I've never even heard of them- very interesting!

Deborah said...

I learned that "Transplants should be planted in the late afternoon or on a cloudy day." asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

I'm a Google follower. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/AsTheNight/status/3290054045 asthenight at gmail dot com

Sunnyvale said...

there are more than 200 species of mosquitos

Anonymous said...

The natural weed killers are good for the soil.

adr1001025[at]msn.com

joshuart said...

Japanese Beetles are the bane of my roses' existence. I was glad to find a Japanese beetle control kit at Safer Brand.

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/atd1496/status/3292029289

I tweeted.

adr1001025[at]msn.com

theflyingacc said...

I HAVE BEEN SEEING LADY BUBS IN MY GARDEN>>I NEVER KNEW LADY BUGS WERE AROUND TO EAT APHIDS>>AND I HAD THEM, I DID THE SAFER SPRAY AND THEY LOOK TO GONE.. THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL CONTESTS AND LEARNING EXPERIENCE

S Denton said...

I learned there are more than 200 species of mosquitoes in the Us

sfyates said...

Black Spot is a fungus that can affect tea roses and can be killed with Safer Garden Fungicide Spray.

grannyvon said...

Safer Brand productsare featured on TV show Designing Spaces. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I subscribe and want the extra entry. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I follow and want the extra entry. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

Gina said...

Learned that ticks are members of the arachnid group
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Gina said...

Follower
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Gina said...

Subscriber/Feed
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llinda29 said...

I can buy at Ace Hardware

Deci Worland said...

There are numerous strains of fungi that are commonly referred to as powdery mildew. They typically have similar habitats and similar methods can be used to control them.

Deci Worland said...

I follow via Google.

dctm said...

I learded that Organic fertilizers will help improve the soil, allowing the soil to better retain more nutrients and moisture.

Christie
dctm at bellsouth dot net

deebee said...

I can't believe a queen aunt lives 30 years!

Sara and Alex said...

I learned in the U.S. alone, there are more than 200 different species. Any place that contains standing water is a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes.

saradavis1 at gmail

Sara and Alex said...

follower

Sara and Alex said...

tweet http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/3300224473

chela said...

The best time for purchasing seeds is early in the spring.

Anonymous said...

The number of "good" bugs

Danielle said...

I learned that "Organic fertilizers release nutrients in a controlled, time-released fashion. This provides a sustain feeding pattern but also means it will take a little longer to see results."
drellis500(At)gmail.com

Danielle said...

email subscriber.
drellis500(At)gmail.com

Danielle said...

follower.

drellis500(At)gmail.com

Danielle said...

tweet. http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/3306963831
drellis500(At)gmail.com

JeansandTs said...

JeansandTs@hotmail.com
I learned that Safer®Brand Home Pest Control Most proudly display the OMRI® Organic Listed Seal! Only the best for your home
from Safer®Brand.

TXsunlover said...

I learned that organic fertilizers take time to work, so they should be applied and mixed completely with the soil at least three weeks in advance of planting seeds and young seedlings.
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

TXsunlover said...

I subscribe!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Sam said...

Hey! I learned on the Safer website today that Natural and Organic are not the same thing! There are tons of certifications needed for something to be organic, but not to be natural. In fact, anything can be called natural. I need to stop getting the wool pulled over my eyes by advertisers!! Anyway, this is very useful to me, and I would love to enter the contest as well.

Sam said...

Also, I would love to enter again because I subscribed via Feedburner, and now your website appears on my google homepage. Yay!

Sam

Mel said...

learned how to contrl aphids better

Daniel M said...

I learned that the praying mantis is a beneficial insect by eating moths, mosquitoes, roaches, flies and aphids, as well as small rodents in their fields and gardens. didn't know that about them - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

sandis3 said...

I learned more about my enemy, the aphid.

Kerri said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

Anonymous said...

There are good bugs- but not the aphid.

kdruin AT hormail DOT com

STRANGEONE1120 said...

I knew that ladybugs were not bad but I didn't realize that they ate so many bugs and their egs

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I was surprised to learn that the praying mantis eats moths at night!

Thank you!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I am an email subscriber.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I am also a google follower!

Shelly T. said...

I learned that Pyrethrin is a compound extracted from a type of daisy and affects insect's nervous system but won't harm the enviroment.

s-tay(at)cox(dot)net

Missesprincess said...

I learned that "The natural alternative is hand weeding. To date there is no comparable natural compound with selective herbicidal properties." ~ my husband and I are weed obsessed...every time we take the pups out we are de-weeding our lawn.

Lauren L said...

I learned that ladybugs can eat THOUSANDS of pest bugs in their lifetime!

Nonie said...

I learned there is no way developed yet that beats hand weeding for SELECTIVE WEED CONTROL.

mozzarella12@yahoo.com

Brigitte W. said...

The Safer Brand Insect Soap will control the pesky bugs (aphids, etc) without harming the beneficial ones.
itsjustbrig(at)gmail(dot)com

ehhogan said...

Here's what I learned about Japanese beetel traps they sell

Safer® Brand The Japanese Beetle Trap:
• Included: Trap, bait & bag
• Easy to use to protect your lawn and garden
• Patented food/sex attractant lures Japanese Beetles into the trap and disrupts the mating cycle
• Controlled release system maximizes the life of the bait and protects it from the outdoor elements
• Set up traps in late spring/early summer when Japanese Beetles are first visible
• Each trap covers 50 linear feet
• Replacement bags and bait available along with trap collapsible stand if needed.


Japanese Beetles have been a thorn in the side of home owners in the US (east of the Mississippi) since they were first spotted in 1916. These insects wreak havoc on plant’s leaves as adults in the summer and damage roots in the lawn and garden as grubs in the spring and fall.

Combat these pests with Safer® Brand’s The Japanese Beetle Trap; a very popular and effective choice, along with Safer® Brand’s new Grub Killer Insecticide and Repellent for total control.

Symptoms: Grubs eat the roots of plants and can cause stunted growth or if they are feeding on the lawn roots, you may see brown grass spots. Early symptoms of grub infestation include heavy activity of birds or critters foraging as the feast on the grubs. Grubs can also lead to problems with moles in the area.

Japanese Beetles voraciously feed on leaves of plants as adults. You may see multiple holes or fully skeletonized plants depending on the population size of this insect. These insects are approximately 1/2 inch and are quite visible when feeding. Since they are not native to the USA, they have few natural predators.
Full Year Control: The Patented Food/Sex bait of Safer® Brand’s The Japanese Beetle Trap lures beetles to the bag where they are trapped and die. This powerful attractant interrupts the mating cycle of the Japanese Beetle, depleting the population and protecting your plants.

During the late summer, spray Safer® Brand’s new Grub Killer Insecticide and Repellent in the ground surrounding the base of the trap to kill any grubs that may have hatched from eggs laid before the females were trapped.

Spray a full application of Safer® Brand Grub Killer Insecticide and Repellent once in the fall before the first frost and once in the early spring when the ground begins to thaw to kill grubs living in your yard before they can cause damage to the roots of your plants and grass.

After the spring application, for the approximately 7 days that the Azadirachtin (active ingredient) is doing its job, it will repel any adult Japanese Beetles from the area in case there are some early bloomers.

Then in late spring/early summer its time to set up a trap again because even though you’ve killed the grubs in your yard, did all your neighbors do the same? Japanese Beetles travel to find food. Stop them in their tracks!.

Safer® Brand is the leader in alternative lawn and garden products. Safer® Brand recognizes the growing demand by consumers for these products, offering a wide variety of natural and organic solutions for lawn, garden, landscape, flowers, houseplants, insects and more!


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Ken said...

My sister would love this planter. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Hues262 said...

I've learned that they have an effective line of organic gardening & organic pest control .

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this giveaway....I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

Oxygen Plus helps guard against the effects of overwatering.

Spencer

intime said...

Japanese Beetles
These pests are voracious eaters and damaging

plant leave as adult beetles while their grubs eat

the roots of your plants and grass

LittleEagle said...

Safer® Brand Pantry Pest Trap
This twin-pack of easy-to-use traps offers an economical and convenient solution to moths flying around your pantry, closet and lights.

sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

mickeyfan said...

I learned that what is affecting some of my plants is powdery mildew and ways to help combat it now and in the future.

Jayfr said...

I learned about black spot and saw some pictures that looked a little familiar.

cclady said...

Loved the garden accessories page, could quickly go broke.

chromiumman said...

learned that organic gardening can help prevent loss of topsoil

coriwestphal said...

I learned that although the life cycle of an aphid may only be as little as seven days, they can reproduce very quickly and thus infest and overtake a plant in a very short time.

coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/3356688212

coriwestphal said...

I'm a feed subscriber.

guettel78 said...

I learned that there's such a thing as parasitic wasps, which are beneficial to gardeners because they feed on pests like beetles, flies, and caterpillars. In addition, they're so tiny, they often go unnoticed in your garden. Pretty cool!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

coriwestphal said...

I'm an email subscriber.

coriwestphal said...

I'm a follower.

guettel78 said...

I subscribed via email: gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

I subscribed to your feed in google reader: gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/3356751975

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

I'm following you through google friend connect: guettel78

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

heaventrees said...

I learned that the praying mantis is actually beneficial to your garden. I've always been leery of them, now I know better.

clc408 said...

I learned that Parasitic wasps are tiny wasps that attack, paralyze and kill many kinds of insect pests. These wasps do not sting like other wasps, and most are so tiny, they can go completely unnoticed in your garden!

mrssquigg said...

I learned that there is a difference between "organic" and "natural" products. It's a good read if you have a few minutes!


mrssquigg at comcast dot net

erma said...

I learned that insects that have the ability to chew plants must have special cutters in their mouths for this purpose. Such insects may include caterpillars, beetles, and grasshoppers.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Kimberly said...

This site is really helpful. I liked the garneding 101 section because we just purchased our first home and I have no idea what I'm doing yet with the landscaping!

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I learned that detergent is derived from petroleum by-products. Soap is a product of combining an organic oil sousaferbrand organic soaprce (plants, for example) with a potassium salt

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Deb said...

I learned that organic fertilizers take time to work, so they should be applied and mixed completely with the soil at least three weeks in advance of planting seeds and young seedlings.

Kate said...

I learned that the Safer® Brand Japanese beetle trap uses a food and sex attractant to lure insects into the trap and disrupt the mating cycle of said insect..interesting enough!

strycker@slu.edu

Gabriel J. said...

1/3 of all garbage in landfills is compostable.

idahomom said...

Good Bugs - Lady bugs
Bad Bugs - Aphids

Anonymous said...

Queen ants can live up to 30 years! Wow! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

A ladybug (a beneficial bug) will devour thousands of aphids in its lifetime.

allegro966(at)yahoo(dot)com

MrsAshley said...

I learned about fertilizer, "good" bugs, and how to properly transplant plants. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Ashley
Beauty4Moms.blogspot.com

MrsAshleyWalkup at gmail dot com

Heather22 said...

I learned that their aerosol products do not contain CFCs.
dontaskme22@yahoo.com

Heather22 said...

I learned that their aerosol products do not contain CFCs.
dontaskme22@yahoo.com

Heather22 said...

email subscriber
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Heather22 said...

google follower: heathergf
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Heather22 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/heathersphere/status/3372988497
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kngmckellar said...

Organic fertilizers release nutrients in a controlled, time-released fashion. This provides a sustain feeding pattern but also means it will take a little longer to see results. Check with your local greenhouse to see when the best time is for fertilizing, mulching and planting both seeds and seedlings in your climate zone.

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

kngmckellar said...

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kngmckellar said...

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C said...

I learned good bugs to have in your garden are Ladybugs, Praying Mantis, Green Laceleaf, and Parasitic Wasps.
petri1270(at)gmail(dot)com

C said...

Email subscriber.
petri1270(at)gmail(dot)com

sharonjo said...

You have super giveaways! This site is full of information like the Gardening 101 Section and the Video about how to be greener in 5 minutes! Great resources! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Molly K said...

I learned that Compost loosens clay soils and helps sandy soils retain water.

Molly K said...

I subscribe.

Colengal said...

organic gardening is better because it lessens the amount of synthetic pesticides and herbacides in our water, soil and food.

JenniferB said...

I learned that organic pesticide - is insect killing soap like the soap that ancient greeks or earlier pioneers used

catherine said...

I learned that Boric Acid and Honey is an effective ant bait.

NesieBird said...

I learned: "In the spring, the adult female earwig deposits about 50 eggs in a cavity in the soil. The female has been known to lay up to 300 eggs at one time in clusters in several cavities."

No wonder I have so many of these in my garden.

kneecree at gmail dot com

Chris said...

I learned that organic fruits and vegetables have the highest vitamin and mineral count.

electricisland said...

Over 3000 species of psyllids inhabit our world, damaging and deforming plants.
electricisland(at)gmail.com

electricisland said...

Subscribed by email, electricisland(at)gmail.com

electricisland said...

tweet, http://twitter.com/electricisland/status/3379827114

pitaharmon said...

I have a rose plant with black spots on it and learned that: Most types of roses can be infected with Black Spot, though some species are more resistant than others to this particular disease. Many shrub rose varieties show resistance to this disease while many hybrid tea roses are very susceptible.
I was wondering what that was.
harmonden[at]wowway[dot]com

Pam said...

I learned there are many beneficial insects such as ladybugs. The favorite foods of ladybugs include aphids, spider mites and mealybugs as well as the eggs of some insects. A ladybug will devour thousands of aphids in its lifetime!

Thanks so much!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pam said...

I'm a follower.
Thanks so much!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

djgroz said...

Ticks are members of the arachnid group
Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

jennem said...

Over 3000 species of psyllids inhabit our world, damaging and deforming plants. When they feed on plant juices, they often inject their saliva which can be toxic to the plant.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

katscorner said...

I entered into the hummingbird contest

Leslie S. said...

I learned that Oxygen Plus helps guard against the effects of overwatering.Thanks!

dddiva said...

I learned that In the world of pesticides and repellents the words "organic" and "natural" are often mistakenly used to replace one another. To be an "organic gardener" one must use pesticides or repellents that have been approved for use in organic gardening. No such certification exists for a product to be "natural" or even "all-natural."

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I learned that you need to be wary of companies who throw words like "organic" or "natural" all over their labeling without certification or listing by entities such as the USDA or OMRI.

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The real estate saleswoman said just put the bird houses. feeders and bathes out and they will come. That advise was so true.

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Diana said...

I learned that lady bugs and praying mantis are good!

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All ticks, whether hard or soft, go through four stages of development. Females will lay their eggs after feeding. When the eggs hatch, the emerging miniscule six-legged larvae feed on a nearby host. After going through one or more molts, a larva becomes a nymph with eight legs. These nymphs in turn will molt and become adults who are ready to feed and reproduce.

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1955nurse said...

I learned that parasitic wasps are GOOD to have in your garden, as the attack, paralize & kill many other pest species! (Plus they are so little you probably won't notice them!)

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Maja said...

To be an "organic gardener" one must use pesticides or repellents that have been approved for use in organic gardening.

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