California Drought: HOPE for the Monarchs?

The California drought could be a ray of HOPE for the Monarchs. Who would have thought that anything good could come out of the crisis in the West? BUT, it appears that this might be it: The California drought offers a … Continue reading

Food Crisis for the Monarchs!

Center for Food Safety sharply criticized Monsanto’s announcement that it is giving $4 million toward monarch population restoration. Food Crisis for the Monarchs! Roundup Has Almost Eradicated the Monarch’s Sole Food Source … Continue reading

Climate Change is Hitting Home

<font-family:”Cambria”> “The idea of your nice little green grass getting lots of water every day, that’s going to be a thing of the past,” Governor Brown said when announcing the new restrictions. CLIMATE CHANGE is Hitting Home Drought Means High … Continue reading

Gardening is FUN! – Tree Stump Creations

GARDENING is FUN! Tree Stump Creations  –  by The Discerning Gardener,  Ruth T Hill Time for a light-hearted & FUN post! I could never understand people who considered a tree stump as an eyesore, to be removed  (probably by chemical means).  … Continue reading

Feng Shui for Spring: Your Life, Business, and Garden

by Ruth T Hill,  The Discerning Gardener The free and easy movement of chi (life energy) is essential to good Feng Shui.  Without it, the energy of our home, life, and business is negatively affected, as is our abundance. This … Continue reading

DANDELIONS for HEALTH and Good Eating

by Ruth T Hill, The Discerning Gardener   Cheerful, golden yellow dandelion flowers bloom profusely in the late spring, continuing to early fall, attracting bees to their sweet-scented nectar.  Fields of dandelion flowers seem to bring back early memories to … Continue reading

Weeds are flowers, too! Gardening WITH Nature

  by Ruth T Hill,  The Discerning Gardener   With the beginning of spring, too many people head for the local “garden” department and grab some chemicals, to arm themselves for their battle against nature.  Long before the start of … Continue reading

Every Garden Should Have A Cherry Tomato Plant!

by Ruth T Hill – THE DISCERNING GARDENER One of the most rewarding and healthy edible plants to grow in the garden is a cherry tomato plant.  Every garden should have a cherry tomato plant, at least one.  I like … Continue reading

Planning for the 2014 Garden Season from The Discerning Gardener

Planning for the 2014 Gardening Season by Ruth T Hill, The Discerning Gardener   Gardening has long played an important role in BALANCE in my life.  I am talking about conscious, insightful gardening, gardening in harmony with nature, gardening for … Continue reading