Posts made in February, 2015

Native Bees: The “Other” Pollinators We Depend On

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 | 0 comments

Native Bees: The “Other” Pollinators We Depend On

In the last few years we’ve been hearing a lot about the loss of honeybees and their hives. A looming pollination crisis is stretching across the globe. If honeybees disappear, we’ll face an historic calamity threatening many of the seed-derived foods we need to survive. As ecosystem assaults mount—with climate chaos disrupting the synchrony between bee emergence and plants’ blooming times, systemic pesticides killing bees and human activity causing massive losses of habitat—bees earnestly go about their business. They may not know it, but bees are a keystone species of life on land. Like...

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Granite

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Wooden steps are replaced and improved with granite. It is possible for one person to do it – with care! Before – Wood After – Granite with Added Detail Threshold Before Threshold After Before – Concrete and Ugly After – Bluestone and...

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Self-watering Espalier

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Using the downhill topography, this swale allows for backyard drainage to water the espaliered fruit trees under the gravel path. Unused Sideyard Drainage Trial Drainage Trial Path Over...

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