Not all organic fertilizers are created equal, as is apparent with these Hydrangeas growing in over-sized olive jars. 

For those of you who have been following along for a while, y’all know I’m a big fan of an organic tea from Authentic Haven Brand, made from cow manure. (Regular “users” fondly refer to it as Moo Poo Tea.) 

I’ve been using cow manure tea on a number of container gardens, houseplants and bulbs for some time now - with fabulous results - and this year, it will become an ingredient in every single container garden for spring, so if you’re one of my clients, here’s what you have to look forward to! 

Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew provides 100% natural soil nutrients, and it’s free of antibiotics, growth hormones, GMO/GE feed, herbicides and pesticides. The company, founded in 1924, is owned and operated by Annie Haven, an American rancher who inherited the company from her father. Her livestock is raised on permanent, native grass pastures at the Haven Family Ranch in California. Annie is committed to raising grass-fed livestock and providing a product that enriches the soil organically for herbs, vegetables, flowers, houseplants, bulbs, seeds, and anything else you’ve got growing in the landscape.  

What makes this organic tea so different from others? It is harvested ONLY from the by-products of Haven-owned livestock. It has no odor (a common concern for people inquiring about the product), and it is easily “brewed” in a bucket with water from the garden hose. Not much effort to get results like this! 

Link to: Authentic Haven Brand products

enchantedengland:

 It is always time for a happy cottage with a cat-slide thatched roof, sitting all cosy and warm in the village of Stoke (county Hampshire) England. Thatch, if you’re interested and-even-if-you’re-not was the only roofing material available to much of the common (as in: poor) population throughout the UK until the late 1800s. Thatch is making a comeback, however! It is now a symbol of wealth, grooviness, and general suburban delight. (image by anguskirk on flickr)

enchantedengland:

 It is always time for a happy cottage with a cat-slide thatched roof, sitting all cosy and warm in the village of Stoke (county Hampshire) England. Thatch, if you’re interested and-even-if-you’re-not was the only roofing material available to much of the common (as in: poor) population throughout the UK until the late 1800s. Thatch is making a comeback, however! It is now a symbol of wealth, grooviness, and general suburban delight. (image by anguskirk on flickr)