Does Your Grocery Store Kill Bees or Protect Pollinators?

Based on a new report and scorecard (see below) which graded 20 of the largest food retailers in the U.S on their policies and practices regarding pollinator protection, organic offerings and pesticide reduction, 17 top food retailers received an “F” for failing to have a publicly available policy to reduce or eliminate pesticide use to protect pollinators. […]

We Need The Bees – How You Can Help

Did you know the coffee we drink each morning and the trail mix bar we snack on in the afternoon are reliant upon bees?   In fact, according to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC,) one out of every three mouthfuls of food in the American diet is, in some way, a product of honeybee pollination. […]

RinseKit is the Modern Gal’s Watering Can

Parts of my garden are about 100 feet or more from my house, and while I have a really long hose, getting it to go that extra few feet is a stretch (see what I did there?) Let me introduce you to my new gardening buddy RinseKit.  I had the opportunity to test out this […]

Add a little paradise to your garden | Costa Farms Tropical Hibiscus

As a general rule, I spend most of the winter missing summer. The first snow is pretty and of course I love Thanksgiving and Christmas, but after the holidays are over, I’m ready to go back to sunny days and gardening. I’ve actually been putting some thought into making my home more of a summer […]