Comments for If Nature Could Talk http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com The Science Behind Nature - in Layperson Speak Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:18:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on California Native Plants: Now’s the time to plan and buy by Linda Richardshttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/california-native-plants-nows-the-time-to-plan-and-buy#comment-17651 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:18:36 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=4967#comment-17651 Thanks Marilyn! Good point that natives need adequate water the first few years to get established. And we’ve had to water ours a little more than usual w this drought…not the manzanitas or ceanothus but some of our others.

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Comment on California Native Plants: Now’s the time to plan and buy by Marilyn Hempelhttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/california-native-plants-nows-the-time-to-plan-and-buy#comment-17648 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:00:25 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=4967#comment-17648 Thanks for continuing to inform the public about the joys of native plants! I have planted and cared for them for years. No matter how carefully I plan, the success of the natives is still somewhat trial and error. They are very ‘site specific.’ Definitely care for them assiduously for the first 2 -3 years. Here in Redlands, my long-term successes (not counting trees) have been with the range of manzanitas, buckwheats, salvias and monkey flowers. Yes! Natives attract birds, lizards, bees and butterflies! Wonderful!

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Comment on Pollinator killing plants: questions to ask nurseries by Linda Richardshttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/pollinator-killing-plants-questions-for-your-nurseries#comment-16656 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:28:30 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=4935#comment-16656 Hello, thanks for the feedback. I don’t know about spraying tho I think most still do, might want to check with NCAP in the NW, as they seem far ahead with school pesticide use, and might be able to direct you more on that. – Linda

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Comment on Pollinator killing plants: questions to ask nurseries by Carolyn M. Thomashttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/pollinator-killing-plants-questions-for-your-nurseries#comment-16624 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:19:08 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=4935#comment-16624 Thank you for all you are sleuthing. Wonderful. I have nary a bee in my garden where I am located near Cherry orchards. I have zillions of bees when the Cherry orchards bring in bees.
My daughter who lives 1.5 miles farther from the orchards has many bees.
Because of this, I support all you do.
Do you know if schools are still spraying? I guess it is up to me to find out. So many children and teachers were sick after the janitor sprayed. That is several years ago before I retired.
It was sad to see all the dandelions on the playground withered with the children rolling around on the ground like they do.

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Comment on Our Experience with Rodent Poison Use by intrastate pest controlhttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/rodent-poison-use-dont#comment-15066 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:39:07 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=223#comment-15066 An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who was
doing a little homework on this. And he actually bought
me breakfast because I discovered it for him…
lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss
this subject here on your blog.

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Comment on Go Organic — and plant milkweed — to Save Monarchs by Linda Richardshttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/go-organic-and-plant-milkweed-to-save-monarchs#comment-15022 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:48:04 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=3566#comment-15022 Note, I’m posting an update about questions you can ask nurseries in light of pollinators being killed by pesticide sprayed plants.

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Comment on Favorite Birding Spots in Inland Southern California by Linda Richardshttp://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/favorite-birding-spots-in-inland-southern-california#comment-13919 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:42:46 +0000 http://ifnaturecouldtalk.com/?p=4430#comment-13919 hoping it was in the heat of the day when they hunker down? If you don’t hear birds early morning and in the evening, that is concerning….? We have lots of birds (including he ones you mention) on our half acre property here in Redlands and in walks around our town…

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