While giving some of the plants in the flower beds @ Beresford a little extra care (kelp tea and a compost dressing)yesterday, I came across this little guy enjoying the Agastache. Once these get a bit bigger the hummingbirds will surely be frequent visitors. Have a great day, everyone!
With signs of the climate emergency now in constant view - you may be asking yourself: "What can I do to make a difference? Choices in consumption are obvious examples - with a view towards the fossil fuels involved, ie. what we eat (fertilizers, pesticides, mass farming), how we get from one place to another (ie. gas fuel) and the energy we use to power our homes. Another opportunity is right outside the front door. The suburban lawn was something we invented in the 1950's as tracts of homes sprouted up by the thousands. Someone thought it would be appropriate if homeowners had lush, green grass in their yards - and the rest is history. Billions of dollars are spent each year on lawn maintenance - and importantly for us in San Mateo, CA - millions of gallons of water are also used to keep them alive. Lawns are the largest crop in the U.S. and produce nothing, other than an outdated aesthetic - yet the majority of residential water usage is sent into the air through spri