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Top Ten Reasons To Use Native Plants In Your Landscape and More…

September 7th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Using Native Plants in your landscape is a win-win for you and the environment.  Here are the top ten reasons to use native plants in your landscape:

Once Established, Native Plants Require Little Care and Maintenance
Native Plants Save Money on Landscaping Cost
Native Plants Are Pest and Disease Resistant
Once Established, Native Plants Require No Watering
Once Established, Native [...]

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Tags: Flowers · Go Green · Long Island · Medicinal · Organic Gardening Techniques · Seeds · Shrubs · Trees · Vegetables

Long Island Organic Landscapers List

August 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Pesticides and Herbicides are poison, plain and simple.  They were created to help us manage pests such as harmful insects, arachnids, rodents and weeds.
Unfortunately, whatever is lethal to a pest or a weed will usually cause illness in human adults and even more severe symptoms in children and pets. They are poison for our families [...]

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Tags: Go Green · Insects · Long Island · Organic Gardening Techniques

Ruth Stout’s System of Mulching – Lazy is Genius!

May 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The first time I read the Mother Earth News article about Ruth Stout’s No-Dig Gardening, I said
“yesss!  I love this woman. This is one of those lessons of a lifetime.”
Her technique has faced skepticism from all sides but to me, has always seemed to be a fantastic approach:
“mulch everything…and mulch some more.”

Her attitude of “this [...]

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Tags: Flowers · Herbs · Organic Gardening Techniques · Vegetables

Integrative Doctors in Long Island to New York City

January 21st, 2009 · 13 Comments

Have you ever wanted to see a doctor and have him/her prescribe ginger mint tea rather than stool softener?  Or echinacea (immune booster) tincture when you feel a cold coming on rather than wait for it to get worse and then have to resort to antibiotics?  How about cleaning out the colon to improve overall [...]

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Tags: Long Island · Medicinal

Synopsis – Tulsi (“Holy Basil”) – Ayurvedic Medicinal Herb Used for Thousands of Years

December 10th, 2008 · 4 Comments

OK here is one of my favorite herbs (if not THE favorite).  It smells like BUBBLE GUM for crying out loud!
Tulsi / Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
If you have ever grown this herb, you know what amazing surprises it offers.  When I brush by it, I get this smell of heaven that I have never smelled [...]

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Tags: Herbs · Medicinal

Local Long Island Honey Resource – Raw and Unprocessed

November 22nd, 2007 · 8 Comments

I was browsing the Craigslist Farm and Garden section of Long Island (my article about Craigslist) and came across the following ad for local unprocessed and raw honey (3 varieties – spring, summer, fall). I am just going to copy the ad in here:

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