Mealybug matters

I’ve had a lot of bad luck with the mealybug. Plants that have succumbed to this little white bug include a couple of frangipanis (Araliya), a cane palm, a lime tree, a white rose, and more than one succulent. It’s easy for this pest to go unnoticed because the bug attaches itself to the under-side of the leaves of the plant it attacks. Fortunately, … Read More

Growing ginger: How hard could it be?

This guide is brought to you by a new member of the IG team, Rajitha Yasarathna.  My garden interests initially came out of a love for seeing things grow. Anything really – animals, plants, whatever – that will grow because of the nutrition and care I provide for it. Since our home already has three dogs and two cats, I thought it best to turn … Read More

Simplicity and sustainability

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The Clean-Sweep This month I am starting a 5 week series on the relationship between simplicity and sustainability. This is not a lifestyle/organizing/homemaking/minimalist blog, but as I have grown in my understanding of sustainable gardening practices, major changes in my home have naturally followed and I will be sharing some ideas and resources that have informed the simplicity that compliments my environmental efforts so … Read More

Kicking off this April

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Since the birth of our little one (Thug, as she is called by friends), I have been re-evaluating my goals for this site, the gardens, and our home. Our blog, The Garden Lately, has been quiet for nearly a year, but behind the scenes I have continued to watch the incoming traffic and social media trends to understand what you, the readers, are searching for most … Read More

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