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I love this time of year. So many of the flowers are in bloom around my yard. Favorites include the 'Starburst' as well as the many orchids in pots and/or trees around our yard. We had sod laid in a few areas and it's taken root and looks so much nicer. The round paver stones I put in several months ago have worked out great. Enjoy my new photos from Garden Views January 2012!
Added by Sharon DeWitt on January 31, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments
looking for some shrubs that can take some shade and grow to 3 to 5 feet tall with some color
Four feet square, 3 feet deep and home to 4 "Ugly" Koi...Skeletor, Moose, Spot and Goldie...
I think it came out beautifully!Continue
Added by Karen Andris Ruhloff on January 27, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments
Added by Clare Oliva on January 26, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Most people are surprised by the sight of plants growing out of the side of a Phytopod. We all know that weeds and other flighty seeds can germinate and flourish in the cracks of a wall or on a rooftop. Well, many of the lettuces and greens we eat in salads these days are what we used to call weeds in the days when mass production and herbicides had hegemony. Growing vertical is a capability of almost all plants however! The rules are that roots will grow down and shoots and leaves will…Continue
Added by Eluem on January 26, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments
Did you know...that you should never plant an orchid directly into a metal or glazed pot?? Orchids leaves and roots are extremely sensitive to those materials and your orchids will not flourish in them, or even worse die.
Always plant the orchid in a plastic or non glazed clay pot, then put that in your…Continue
I know you've seen the house plants for sale at the home improvement stores. Some of them can get pretty pricey, but if you're getting a really…Continue
I try to be organized but it sometimes seems little gremlins are shuffeling stuff in the garage. I had to buy a new Florian folding limb saw because my old one has gone missing. A vinyl shoe organizer is mounted to the wall near the exit door. It holds most of my garden hand tools: not nearly enough room for…Continue
This coming week-end, I (well, my hubby will be doing it) we till once again. I have some debris that needs to be burned. I think that the ashes will be a wonderful benefit. Don't you? There are a list of things that need to be done.
*Rake out debris left and make the soil smoother (eliminate rocks)
*I will spray the borders of the garden to keep the squash bugs, aphids, and ants away...
*Organize the paver bricks that are left over from the…Continue
Added by Virginia Robertson on January 20, 2012 at 5:48pm — No Comments
When it's freezing cold outside and the snow is blowing and I know there is still 4 long months until I can really "garden" again, I start looking through pictures of last years garden. It's really fun to compare them with the pictures of our garden the year before, to see how things have progressed. The grape vines…Continue
Added by Judi Julian on January 19, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments