Plant Whispering, Slug Talking

As a novice gardener, I first learned about organic gardening in 1972 from a friend, back issues of Organic Gardening Magazine, and a lot of experimentation. One of my favorite photos from our NE Portland home shows me grinning from ear to ear, carrying armloads of three and a half foot long and two feet … Continue reading Plant Whispering, Slug Talking

Communicating with Garden Plants and Insects: Growing Organic Flowers & Vegetables Using Healthy Interspecies Communication

From the tiniest flower To the largest pumpkin, From the most ungainly weed Or compost microorganism To the hungriest slug, Every part of your garden Has intrinsic beauty, intelligence, and worth. Connecting with it Achieves balance And brings radiance to you both. Become aware of the special bond you already have with your garden and … Continue reading Communicating with Garden Plants and Insects: Growing Organic Flowers & Vegetables Using Healthy Interspecies Communication

Love and a Green Thumb

Many people complain--"I don't have a green thumb. I can't get anything to grow." The charm and magic of a green thumb is cooperating with the intelligence in plants. Half is knowledge or information about the needs and cycles of plants. The other half is love. I leave the information part to you and your … Continue reading Love and a Green Thumb

Win-Win Insect Communication

Respectful Communications & Insect Cooperation It is becoming generally accepted that organically grown plants produce more phytonutrients and anti-oxidants in response to stresses. For a plant, stresses include being nibbled by insects. As a defense, they then produce higher levels of cancer-fighting and heart-healthy protective compounds. A few insects are therefore our allies. We don’t … Continue reading Win-Win Insect Communication