Posted by Dorrie Woodward on January 16, 2007, 11:01 am, in reply to "Re: Making Sense of the Local News"
Message modified by board administrator November 23, 2007, 2:51 pm
Julie and Rusty; sounds like you put alot of thought and caring into planning the landscape around your house. Perhaps other home owners, who are starting to look at water use and native plantings might benefit from looking at your garden and it's systems. This is a new climate, soil structure and plant community for many of us, and your experience is valuable. |
My hunch is your garden is probably full of birds and other creatures as a result of your "designing ways", and so you also know plants that attract birds etc.
I have been learning about the local forest, and have some information about plants that feed birds and animals. All our landscape is also "habitat", si?
I believe that the UNAM station at the Chamela Biosphere Reserve has a native plants nursery, and offers seedlings gratis. Not sure.
The local nurseries offer many natives too, tho' they are not necessarily on display.
(El T. also has an excellent native plants nursery, and have been generous in giving trees to the Primaria etc.)
One guideline I've been thinking about, for when I finally make a home, is to think of the whole as an ecosystem, so: THERE IS NO WASTE IN NATURE. Everything is used by some other organism, alot of 'em miniscule. Maybe my graywater will finally become a pond, and offer something back to the amphibians.
Jean: Desalination Plant: now there's a concept! Don't know anything about 'em. Interesting though.
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