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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Earth Day! Corner View

I should be happy it is spring. The weather has been gorgeous, the mountain sage, the azaleas and Rhododendrons are all a bloom making my garden just beautiful. I went to Home Depot and purchased tea roses and geraniums. It finally rained today, which was wished by all in hopes of washing away the layers of pollen dust away, but yet I feel crummy. Not really sure what is wrong, but I just feel sick. Maybe it is my body trying to telling me to slow down. I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off going from one place to another. Last weekend, I threw a baby shower for my friend Lucy. It was a huge success. Anyway, I have been thinking about Earth Day this week and what I can do to help keep this planet that I so love to travel be healthier. I found this recipe not to long ago for weed killer that is not only earth friendly, but it only cost pennies. It is so simple! Mix equal parts of hot water and vinegar then add a few drops of liquid soap to the mix because this will help it stick to the leaves. Then add a tablespoon of salt to make it extra toxic, and put in a spray bottle. Simple isn't it? To read more Corner Views visit Jane at Spain Daily.

Happy Earth Day !

18 comments:

Dana said...

I will be trying this soon.
thanks for the tip.
Dana

Francesca said...

That would be a very toxic concoction for weeds!

Joyce said...

First I hope you allegeries are better soon. A friend of mine just told me about filling a sick/ large bowl up with water and a tbls of sea salt, and put your face in it- opening and closing your eyes in the water, breathing through your nose slowly to wear you can taste the salt water in the back of your throat and then exhale through your nose. She said it didn't burn and she actually felt better cleaning her sinus.

I will try this too! Would I have to be careful not to spray on the plants/flowers?

I'm glad the shower was fun! xo

Bichos da Matos said...

yes, it is!;) Happy Earth Day!

Daan said...

great solution! I'll write it down!

Angie Muresan said...

That is an awesome weed killer! I will try it too. I have something very similar that I use for removing black spots on rose leaves.

Mlle Paradis said...

Hi! Yes! I'll be trying that weed killer and I tell you if it works on my very tenacious bamboo! Hope you're feeling better - I get sinus infections too. Have you tried Neilmeds nasal rinse? That also works (a little too well the first time, you might want to dilute it slightly) Martha recommends it. Hope you're feeling better!

Your chocolate chip macaroons look seriously dangerous too - might also have to take the recipe with me. Thanks for stopping by P. Paradis and saying nice things!

kenza said...

I hope you feel better and can soon enjoy those lovely Spring days!

malo said...

Great tip, thank you! And hope you'll get some rest and feel better soon.

Lisa notes... said...

What a great recipe to share for Earth Day. I should try it because I definitely have some weeds that need killing! Have a great week.

jgy said...

Hope you're feeling better!
I also came down with something this week, and maybe it's just a time needed to rest between seasons. Took a walk today feeling better, in the rain, and was entranced by the azaeleas, I love their clean smell:))
(smiling to see your dishwashing detergent there, though we have no weeds as we live in an apartment:))
Happy earth day to YOU!

Guusje said...

Happy earthday! I'll use your remedie!

x g

Kari said...

hope you're feeling better.
I'll have to try that weed terminator recipe.
Happy Earth Day.

C.T. said...

Huh? Never done that before, so I might give this a try ;-)
To answer your question (Milano - Verona). You can go by train and the travel time would be 1.22 or 1.55 hrs - according to TrenItalia. From Milano you can also go to Venice, which might take a bit longer; 2.27 or 2.35 hrs. How long will you stay in Milano?

juanita de la vega said...

Happy Earth Day and thanks for the toxic recipe!!lol

MODsquad said...

Yes!! Thanks for this! I'll come back to this this summer for sure!!

Skylar said...

Hope you feel better!

Theresa said...

Happy earth day to you!