Gardening Pesticides

Your Brain Is the Most Powerful Pesticide

20170822A.jpgWhen the word “pesticide” comes up, you immediately think of the kind of pesticide you spray, but in fact the best pesticide is between your two ears. You’re a human being, after all, the so-called pinnacle of evolution on this planet, with a brain so powerful that your species has actually managed to project itself into space and leave the Earth.

I therefore challenge you to learn how to control the enemies of your plants without using any chemical pesticide at all or, if that fails, then the pesticide the least harmful to the environment.

Just think before you spray: it’s often that easy!

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

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