Monthly Archives:January 2014

My Day Cooking for The Dwelling Place There are not too many days that move me as yesterday did. I had the opportunity to take part in an even sponsored by The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County ( , an organization that Allentuck Landscaping Co. has been active in for many years. The event…

From Lawn and landscape Magazine: Some good news for Maryland landscapes – there is a benefit to be gained from the polar vortex! Say adios to some bad pests.  One upside to the deep freeze INDUSTRY NEWS Experts say the extreme cold temeperatures are a chance to kill off invasive species. | January 9, 2014 Share on…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]    You Need A Deserve Paradise    Wow. What a crazy few days it has been. What was supposed to be just an arctic clipper with less just a dusting of snow predicted developed into 6-10″ of fluffy white snow, another arctic vortex (has anyone even heard of such a thing before this winter?)…

Just thought this was interesting: Beekeeping dog in ‘astronaut’ suit detects infected hives by smell Michael Graham Richard Science / Natural Sciences July 12, 2013 © Josh Kennett Bzzz bzzz woof woof Bees are extremely important. We’ve been writing about for years about the various threats that they face (Margaret has a great timeline of bee articles between 2005 and 2013), and about…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] January Stuff To Do    Yes, we know it is cold outside but that does not mean there are not things to get accomplished in the garden. Here are this months tips: Use this month to check your houseplants: divide and re-pot any pot-bound plants. Prune judiciously to create a compact, attractive specimen. Closely…

14 Ways to Change Your State in 2014 Reprinted from NCSU* Sustainability (Bruce’s alma mater! – Go Pack!) Posted December 29, 2013 by cwdavis3 & filed under All Blogs, Community,Planet. These 14 actions will help you, NC State and our world be more sustainable: Use a reusable water bottle. They help reduce waste and they’re awesome (see our favorite reasons why). Drive less, walk…

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