Welcome to lana’s Garden
Welcome to Lana’s Garden where together we will uncover what works and what doesn’t when creating an environmentally friendly organic garden.
To the left is my organic garden as seen from the edge of my yard.
I am a Master Gardener specializing in organic gardening and for 20 years I have been working with not only my own organic gardens but helping people with their organic gardens as well.
Here at BackYardies.com I will share with you my general gardening, and specifically organic gardening, thoughts and experiences so you will also know what it is to work in harmony with Mother Nature.
All too often the act of growing plants and food for pleasure sets the gardener at odds with the natural world around us. As cities grow and natural wildlife habitat diminishes, it is, in my opinion, necessary for us to include places where wildlife can share the planet with us, while at the same time making our gardens whatever we want them to be. This is easily accomplished within the environment of an organic garden.
Spend time with me in my organic garden; get to know my methods for growing plants without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers and you will be able to create an environment where animals and plants coexist in your own back yard free of pesticides just as they do in the wild.
You will discover such things as how to make your own blend of organic fertilizers to make good soil, which will allow the soil to produce good healthy plants for you. You will learn how to be your own ‘plant doctor’ as you will see how to recognize and correct nutrient deficiencies.
I have been guilty in the past of reaching for the ‘quick fix’ out of a bottle that I purchased in my local store, without taking the time to think of how I could gain the same result had I applied my own remedies.
As an organic gardener, you probably spend more of your time outdoors than most people, allowing you to see more of the wonders that wildlife can provide. Have you seen the fence lizard doing push ups? Do you know why skunks dig holes in your lawn? Maybe you have seen the frogs on the lily pads, waiting to flick their tongues at a passing fly. All of these wondrous things are to be seen in the joy of an organic garden.
An organic gardener is still faced with the same problems as any other gardener, but I believe that chemical pollution has harmed our environment, so I have come up with methods to deal with these problems, while keeping the air and water around me, poison -free.
For instance, did you know most of the bugs in your garden are good ones? They are there to help us in the fight against those that would do your plants harm. It is not beneficial just to open the spray can and kill every insect in sight, you are doing more harm than good.
Very soon my new Ebook “How to Master Organic Gardening will be available for you. You will want to get a copy to discover a lot of what I have proven over the past 20 years really works while working with organic gardens, and hopefully understand the delicate balance that we have with nature.
If you garden in a chemical-free way, you will give back to the environment that has given us so much.