Sunday, August 31, 2008

Green Thumbs Up

I don't know about you, but the recent onslaught of tropical storm activity greened up my brown lawn. However, my newly planted drought-tolerant plants seemed to have exploded from hyper hydration. Now my pretty red flowers have turned into slimey goop. Ah well ... they'll come back.

I should have taken a few notes from the City of Mount Dora. City Hall recently underwent a total lawn make-over to set a Green example to new developments by planting Florida-friendly landscaping using native plants that require less water, fertilizer and pesticides.

Way to GO GREEN Mount Dora! (applause, kuddos, green thumbs up!)

Educational signage will be added to educate visitors of the benefits and types of plants. Take notes and add the November Plant & Garden Fair to your calendar and hopefully you'll have a better green thumb than me!

On a side note, a friend of mine gave me an AeroGarden as a gift for my kitchen. Considering that I'm known as "green girl" amongst my friends and I screwed up my own drought tolerant garden, this seemed like a perfect solution for my handicapped green thumb. This neat little appliance allows you to "set it and forget it" with a pre-programmed light and watering system. I'm now the proud mama of a little hydroponic herb garden! I've got fresh organic basil, dill and mint galore! They're doing much better than my twiggy little potted plants. I'll never do dirt again!



anita said...
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Anonymous said...

Hmmm... My Aero Garden uses a cfl bulb and runs only about 9 hours a day on and off. No pesticides or fertilizers required so it could be close to carbon neutral?

And everything the City does seems to be overkill!!

Anonymous said...

how can an appliance be more "green" than the natural form of gardening...aka dirt,soil, water? company launched this product on qvc...the original "green" marketing as in cash!