Roger Dahlin's Garden
Baldwinsville, New York
Project Starting Date - May 2012 - Current
This is one of the projects that Nodding Onion Gardens has been involved with. My father, Roger Dahlin has done all the work: planting propagating and, this year, lots of watering.
July 12, 2012
I am attaching three photos I took this morning to give you some insight to how the garden is doing with mostly your plants The area is about 8X78 feet The large plants are mostly those I got from you in big pots. I like to think that next year it will really fill in. I will send you later photos because some of the big plants have not bloomed yet.
Bring Back the Monarch Butterfly! July 2012
Would you like to make you garden more earth -friendly?
Let Mr. Roger Dahlin, show you how.
You have probably seen him in the early morning hours working hard in our recently established wildflower garden, next to the horseshoe pit. The prolonged drought did not make it an easy task, fortunately Jody ’s faucet now provides the needed water, and a soaker hose keeps the plants happy. The monarch butterfly caterpillars will be especially happy: they need milkweeds to survive. I know that milkweed cannot compete with your pretty roses or peonies, but Mr. Dahlin can provide you with a smaller version of the big plant that dominate your garden, and does not need fertilizer or insecticide which is so detrimental to the environment. Monarch butterflies are the only insect that migrate long distances and unfortunately less of them are coming down from Mexico each year, due to the loss of habitat, etc. They are so beautiful lets give them a hand.
Now if we could convince our chief executive officer to have True Green use less fertilizer and pesticide each year, the butterflies would be much happier.
Johanna for their community news letter.