How to Strike Harmony Between Appliance Care and Nature

How to Strike Harmony Between Appliance Care and Nature

In the intricate dance of maintaining a vibrant home garden, the role of household appliances is often underestimated. Beyond routine watering and soil care, the appliances we use daily can significantly influence the health of our green spaces. This article explores the synergy between appliances and gardening, offering practical insights into sustainable practices for a…

Keystone Plants: Flowering Perennials in Ecoregion Five
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Keystone Plants: Flowering Perennials in Ecoregion Five

Author: Claire McCaughey, Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton; published with permission. “We can each make a measurable difference almost immediately by planting a native nearby. As gardeners and so empowered, and the stakes have never been so high.” Bringing Nature Home , Douglas Tallamy By now, having followed the first three parts of our series on…

Photo of a weather station in a garden
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How can a Weather Station help Improve Your Garden?

Having a weather station in your garden can be beneficial for improving your gardening efforts. Here are several ways a weather station can help: Accurate local weather data A weather station provides you with real-time and localized weather data specific to your garden. This includes information like temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, and solar radiation….

Conservation in Action, Preserving Nature
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Conservation in Action, Preserving Nature

Our region’s flora and fauna are worth protecting. While the real estate boom in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit may be a blessing to our region’s economy, aspects of its current development are of great concern for those who love and appreciate nature. Many places that were inaccessible refuges for wildlife just a few…

2022 Garden of Excellence Award Winner!
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2022 Garden of Excellence Award Winner!

The Vallarta Botanical Garden (VBG) was awarded the prestigious “Garden Excellence Award for 2022” presented by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), North America’s most important public garden organization. This marks the first time that any garden outside the U.S. has received this coveted honor, and we beat over 600 other public garden institutions in…

Hardening Off Plants Definition
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Hardening Off Plants Definition

What is Hardening Off? Hardening Off is the act of progressively acclimating an indoor plant to the outdoors before transplanting it outside. This gradual acclimatization to direct sunshine, wind, rain, and temperature variations is critical to preventing damage to your fragile plants. What Happens If You Don’t Harden Off? Worse case: you can kill the…

Food Sustainability: The Future of Food and Innovative Trends
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Food Sustainability: The Future of Food and Innovative Trends

Food sustainability will benefit significantly from emerging food technologies. This will help provide personalized food choices and reduce wastage. The introduction of robotics and AI in agriculture is an excellent step toward food sustainability.  The future of food looks bright as companies and startups adopt different trends to improve food production, distribution, and consumption. The…

Hardiness Zones are Shifting With Climate Change
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Hardiness Zones are Shifting With Climate Change

We will have to deal with climate zone map changes in the near future. Climate shifts have already begun to affect our everyday lives in ways even scientists can’t always predict. For example – many expert analyses suggest that plant hardiness zones have shifted in the past couple of decades; if nothing is done, they…

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