Here are the new-to-GardenRant items in tomorrow’s edition of Sustainable Gardening News, plus some extras items From the Blogs. The whole newsletter, with its off-topic sidebar, is archived here. Susan
In the News
A ban on many lawn and garden pesticides will go into effect next
spring in Ontario, Canada. The new law would prohibit 80 chemicals and 300
products that experts say pose a potential health.
- Slate tackles the debate over fake
reports that condoms can save the rain forest. Another great reason to use
’em, I suppose.
On the Blogs
- I give Jeff Gillman’s proclamations about herbicides and fertilizers, organic or otherwise, a thorough look on my blog and in my local paper.
- Boy, the Germinatarix got into the thick of the lawn/anti-lawn debate when
she supported SYNLawn for areas without enough rainfall for the real stuff. Commenters
spoke their minds.
- Andrea (at Heavy Petal) posted about amending
your soil organically.
say no to water-saving hydrogels is Idaho Gardener’s recap of a meaty
discussion on the garden
reviews cultivators, so we don’t have to.
- Great post by Saxon Holt at Gardening Gone Wild
about marketing of new plants taking a bizarre turn of late.
- On Dry Ideas we learn how
to build your own solitary bee house.
Pure blogger gossip
visited Christopher, formerly of Hawaii, now Outside Clyde,
- I see Graham Rice is writing the new AHS blog about New
Plants. Go, Graham.
at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago has a great bartering gig going for her –
gardening help for hair cutting and styling. I’m jealous.