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Real Estate - January 8, 2010

Garden tips for January

There's a lot to learn from your garden

by Jack McKinnon

I am amazed by what takes place in gardens when looked at closely. Getting to know the plants I am growing, where they originated, what their ideal environment is and how to complement that environment gives me years of continuing education.

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Garden coach Jack McKinnon can be reached at 650-879-3261 or 650-455-0687 (cell), by e-mail at jack@jackthegardencoach.com. Visit his website at www.jackthegardencoach.com.

Comments

Posted by Maye, a resident of Green Acres
on Feb 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Why is gardening not a category?
I am also form an area not listed.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:07 am

This is an interesting idea for your garden:

National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program.

All you need to do is provide elements from each of the following areas:

Food Sources - For example: Native plants, seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, nectar
Water Sources - For example: Birdbath, pond, water garden, stream
Places for Cover - For example: Thicket, rockpile, birdhouse
Places to Raise Young - For example: Dense shrubs, vegetation, nesting box, pond
Sustainable Gardening - For example: Mulch, compost, rain garden, chemical-free fertilizer
Need help? Call 1-800-822-9919 or email info@nwf.org

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