Let me tell you a little about myself and why I opened “Patty’s Plants” A Natural and Organic Garden Supply Store. I have been in the garden center/retail greenhouse business for the last 33 years in the Southern Wisconsin area. I wanted to have a shop where I could sell products that are safer for us and the environment. Especially since I am an avid home organic gardener. I can my own salsa, tomato sauce and dry my own herbs which I use in the many cups of tea I drink a day. Being in the retail business, giving help and advice to my fellow plant enthusiasts is one of my favorite jobs. I will continue to give advice now at Oak Village Garden Center, on my web-site. Customers will be able to ask me questions on gardening and I will give the best advice I can through my own experiences over the years I have had gardening and in the business.
Oak Village is an all purpose garden center now adding
Patty Bailey who loves re-purposing vintage pots or any item that can be drilled into for drainage will make for creative container gardens at Oak Village.
Oak Village will continue with eco-friendly garden products as well as ‘ready to go’ container gardens. that Patty's customers have always loved. Their customers may bring in their own containers for planting.
Organic Gardening is not gardening for hippies no matter what some people still think. Organic gardening is for anyone that wants to make a change in our planet or even in their own lives. If you just want to cut down on one thing to make a difference and you love gardening , why not try?
For those of you already gardening this way, wonderful. For those of you who haven’t, I’m not going to tell you to give up the way you’ve been gardening completely but I do want to tell you that there are safer and healthier choices for dealing with pests, diseases and even fertilizers.
Millions of gardeners all over the world are now gardening organically or are considering the methods of organic gardening. “Going Green” is all over the news today. I have been gardening this way since 1981. The year I was married. I was using all kinds of chemicals in my job because I had a restricted use pesticide license. Chemicals were what my boss at the time wanted me to use. But at home I could do what I wanted. What I believed in. A safer and healthier way to grow my vegetables, herbs and flowers. I’m not going to tell you it’s the easiest way to garden, at least not right away. You have to be a little patient. Especially after years of using chemicals. The natural predators may have packed up their bags and left your yard. The birds might not think you have the tastiest worms or bugs in the neighborhood.
At first you might think you have more bugs than you can deal with. You’ll be very tempted to get that old bottle of spray out. You know it’s easier and in this day and age we are all in a hurry. We are all busy people and we want results now. The trouble with that is the good bugs die right along with the bad bugs. It will take a while to get the good bugs back in order for them to eat the next outbreak of bad bugs.
Organic gardening is just a simple way to work with nature instead of against it. I will give you a few tips in my newsletters on how to grow healthier veggies, herbs and flowers for you and the environment. You will feel good in knowing your doing your part in “Going Green”.