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August 18, 1894: Desert Land (Carey) Act Signed

August 18, 1894: Desert Land (Carey) Act Signed to Encourage Irrigation in the West.       On August 18, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the Desert Land Act of 1894, better known as the Carey Act. 218 more words


Watering Your Lawn? Wait!

More often than not, most home gardeners tend to overwater their plants and lawns, which can cause a variety of different problems. Most lawns and plants are capable of conserving water when necessary, especially during arid seasons and times of drought. 341 more words


Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, biotin and Molybdenum. This tasty fruit is low in sodium and saturated fats and also contains ca cancer-fighting substance called lycopene. 357 more words

Bloom Organics

Water when?

The rule of thumb is ‘Water during growing season.’ Plants grow in spring and summer as temperatures heat up, and any supplemental water occurs then, right? 240 more words


The Angst of Drought, Global Warming and Staying Put.

During the spring and summer of 2015 drought and water shortages were not only the main topic of conversation in our house, but throughout the County and the State. 613 more words

Gardening & Gardens

Destruction of the Garden

Humans thrive when nature provides them with fertile land where they feel safe and can develop skills. This was such a place, between less abundant and often hostile lands, it was a place humans would target and fight to keep and, in the end, as populations became more demanding, destroy by overuse. 1,195 more words