Welcome to aegis's Member Page
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but have spent way too many years in So Cal. I miss clean air and green hills, but being able to grow almost anything has its advantages. In the last couple of years I've started paying more attention to birdlife, and my wife and I recently bought a house in Los Angeles county that has an unbelievable diversity of birds. We're very close to Bonelli Park (Lake puddingstone) so we get a great mix!
Back to gardening...I'm not quite a tree hugger, but I cringe when I see folks with their shopping cart loaded with every pesticide known to man because "that's what you are supposed to do". I like bugs 'cuz birds like bugs. Plus a lot of them are pretty darn cool in their own right. In fact, I tend to plant plants that I know the bugs will like. (My only real enemies are the pocket gophers.) Killing bugs is mostly OK, but only after one knows what the bug is and why it needs to die....
I live in: US
My zone is: z9 CA
My favorite forum 1 is Hummingbird Garden.
My favorite forum 2 is Bees and Beekeeping.
First registered on April 13,2002.