“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” Claude Monet
Bromeliads, native to Central and South American rainforests, provide an abundance of color through stiff spiny leaves as well as blossoms. Most are epiphytic, meaning they grow on other plants, but obtain nutrients from the air, rain, or debris accumulating around them. Two of the most common bromeliads are pineapples and Spanish moss. In the Mobile area, some do well in outdoor beds. Avoid damage in cold weather by covering or bringing plants inside. Learn more about these exotic plants by clicking on the link below.
“No piecemeal solution is going to prevent the collapse of whole societies and ecosystems … a radical re-thinking of our values, priorities and political systems is urgent.” Maude Barlow
While there are many groups and organizations making laudable efforts to model and advocate for sound environmental practices supporting Earth’s sustainability, government agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior, are being undermined by economic greed and hubris. These agencies, managed by officials placed by the current administration, are charged with reversing laws and regulations protecting the environment as well as public health. Degradation of the environment, destruction of America’s natural wonders, and threats to public health can be halted if citizens speak out against these atrocities. Citizens should voice their concerns to local and state elected officials including those serving in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Links for those currently serving at the national level are listed below.
“We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems. ” ~Janet Holmes à Court
Mornings At Cheaha
All of this natural splendor will disappear if we continue in our failure to live lightly upon the Earth. Our grandchildren should be able to share with their grandchildren the magnificence of this planet. Teach by example to your offspring the value of: Refuse, Reuse, and Recycle.
Start by refusing single use plastics.
Bring your own shopping bags.
Do you really need a straw?????
Invest in a reusable water bottle.
Youknowall those sugary soft drinks aren’t good for you anyway!