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I lived in Santa Barbara in 1990 when the drought was so dire. People who wanted green lawns had to paint them or, in cases of extreme wealth, they would import truck loads of water from some far away land. Southern California is once again facing a dire drought, but in the decades since […]

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Purple Lady Bugs In Hawaii – True or False?


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Lady bugs are not just cute and sweet looking they are incredibly hard-working to remove aphids and more from our precious plants in the garden. Nurseries sell them, these are a special treat to give the grand children to open the box and let them fly in the garden. Make a wish!

Our new farm has lady bugs flying around our fruit trees all day long. GOD has blessed us with our new land.

Thank you Jesus!

LADY BUGS HELP OUR GARDEN NATURALLY

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Flowers that attract ladybugs are:

Roses, Angelica Calendula Caraway Chives Cilantro Cosmos Dill Fennel Feverfew Marigold Statice Sweet Alyssum Yarrow and more.

 

How to keep your ladybugs?

Insecticides will kill ladybugs the same as they will kill harmful bugs. Place shallow bird baths near your garden, ladybugs need to drink too. You can also build ladybug houses to provide shelter for your ladybugs.

 When you receive your ladybugs, place them in the fridge for a six to eight hours.  The cool temperature will slow the ladybugs down. Open the container and let them awake for a few hours before letting them go to do their job in your garden.

Most important release at night! Dusk is the best time to release ladybugs as, again, they will be likely to fly off. Release them near the plants and water source.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Wisteria “When To Prune”

Wisteria “When To Prune”

Dear Friends Of The Donkey Whisperer Farm

If you have been following my blog since 2009 you know I am a serious gardener. Wisteria seems to take forever to mature and then it appears to be a big mess if we do not know how to manage it. One of the most important considerations before you plant this mysterious and elegant plant is to understand how to set this plant up for success. Some homes simply do not have enough space for the wisteria. I call this plant the fairy tale of gardens, the grace and elegance is beyond compare.

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  1. Make sure you have a strong arbor to support this beauty.
  2. Plant away from any structures, i.e., home etc. As this plant will seriously become invasive if you do not learn how and when to prune, manage the plant.
  3. Do not prune every year as you will have no flowers, just leaves.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Straw Bale Garden


 

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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Donkey Orchid


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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Posted by on February 5, 2016 in 2016, donkey, farm, garden

 

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Butchart Garden In Victoria, B.C.


 
 

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Western WA Is A Beautiful Dance, Emerald City, Ocean, Rivers, Mountains, Orcas, Fishing, Camping, Horses and More


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Hurricane Ridge, WA

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Maximus age 3 my naughty little donkey in training. He is a huge extrovert will be an amazing jumping donkey.

Maximus age 3 my naughty little donkey in training. He is a huge extrovert will be an amazing jumping donkey.

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Rocket Man mini age 21 where is my dinner hurry!

Rocket Man mini age 21 where is my dinner hurry!

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Melody hurricane ridge

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Minis coming in out of the wind

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Thinking of moving?

Take a look at Western Washington, we have it all, I love the outdoors. Don’t like nature or outdoor fun no problem Seattle is a huge city it’s call Emerald City. Do we rain all of the time nope, this is a lie to keep our treasure less crowded in fact this year WA is having a drought. A drought we have not seen for many, many years. No place in the world like Western, WA

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Moon over the farm, Sequim

Moon over the farm, Sequim

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Best time to come for a vacation?

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Depends on what you want to do, if you just want to sight see September.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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