So, today was Earth Day - what did you do to help our Earth today?Yellowish Iris'
I didn't do much... in fact I pretty much did the same things as always. I made sure all of the lights were off in the house when I didn't need them... and took my kitchen scraps out to the compost pile between rain showers...does that count as anything? I guess I'm pretty slack! We did plant three new shade trees in our yard this year though...Purple Iris'
I had an idea this morning of something I would like to do, but am not sure it's really a feasible idea. I would like to get an extra hose and run it up to my bathroom so I can syphon the grey water from showers and baths into an old horse trough we have. Then I can use it easily to water plants in my garden! I think the main problem will be starting the syphon each time, and how to keep the hose easily accessible (my bathroom's on the second floor)... run it in through the window? That would be pretty tacky looking from the back of my house - not to mention all of those little buggies who would take advantage of the open crack with the window open. So... that idea kinda really went kersplat... I guess I'll just have to carry it out of the house by hand like I've been doing for the past several weeks... I don't have gutters (I soooo wish I did!), so I can't install any of those nifty rain barrels... I'm feeling a little non-green on Earth day today...
Dicentra (Bleeding Hearts)