YouTube has many Hoop Gardening videos. I looked under the White House Hoop Houses and Hoop Gardening. This past winter, the White House had a YouTube video on the produce grown in the dead of winter. Remember, the D.C. area had several snow storms yet those conditions did not thwart many of the plants. This video clip has a another web address at the end for further exploration. These videos are linked with government grants and instructions which may benefit some more than others.… Continue
Added by MJ Seibert, Zone 5 on September 30, 2010 at 10:00pm —
I have been away for a very long time. I have missed my garden and my garden friends.
I hope next Spring I can spend time back in my yard and back you ya'll talking about all the problems and fixes.
The Terror in the pond (the crane) gave up. I took the electric fence down, it WAS ONLY BATTERY powered, would NOT kill the crane.... I have big trees around my pond and the crane is eating sushi somewhere else.
Now with all the leaves falling they… Continue
Added by Char Smith on September 30, 2010 at 4:34pm —
When our area of the Gulf Coast received the good word that temps were going to drop drastically and quickly it was almost too much to believe. I made plans to tackle all the weeds that survived the drought that Continue
fell like a sledge hammer after a summer of excessive rain and killer heat.
I received a midnight mail that drew me away from those plans and sent me back
to the Santa Rosa Sound for an early AM Tuesday rendezvous. It seems that there
Added by Cathy Hennessy Z8 NW FL on September 29, 2010 at 12:19am —
Instructions for doing a Mosaic Bird Bath
I made this bird bath by redoing an 30 year old cement bird bath. I have had the bird bath for some thirty years and it needed to be updated. So I decided I wanted to give it some demension. I had never done anything like this before so I asked a friend for some tips.Here is what I did.
I took my old bird… Continue
Added by Sue Herr on September 27, 2010 at 5:12pm —
So glad we finally got rain. My 6" rain gauge overflowed, but I'm not sure it is accurate. The official number is 3.1. Regardless, I am so happy for my garden. I have been watering, but there is nothing like a good rain--and it's free! I have a few shrubs that are only a year or so old and they have really been suffering from the drought. Plus, some of my Japanese maples have brown leaf edges. It is impossible to keep everything watered during a summer as dry as this one has been. Now that the… Continue
Added by Janice Ketchie (Z8a Ga) on September 27, 2010 at 5:03pm —
It is that time of year.…
Added by Kristin Pz5IA on September 26, 2010 at 10:10am —
Well, finally. The weather is breaking this weekend. Next week will only be in the 80s. Yahoo! I'll be able to get out and do a lot of fall cleanup in the garden. I have a lot of dead "stuff" to pull out and cut back, more poison ivy sprouts to spray and a MAJOR project I am planning on the side of the house. I am going to turn the ivy into an island and then try to get rid of it entirely on the fence where it is encroaching on my neighbor's yard and on my natural area. The island will be… Continue
Added by Janice Ketchie (Z8a Ga) on September 24, 2010 at 11:40pm —
First lettuce sprout popped up today in the cold frame! I also have my greenhouse setup (only a raspberry plant in the ground so far). I am trying for year round gardening this year. However I am unsure where to get seeds for fall planting. Any suggestions? Also, if anyone would like to get/share information regarding cold frames and greenhouse please join the group I just started called greenhouse and cold frames!
Added by Brenna z6 PA on September 24, 2010 at 7:30pm —
A wild bunny has moved into my backyard and mowed down everything but the weeds.The Bugs Bunny cartoons now make sense. That "wascley wabbit" has got to go! I should have considered myself warned when we moved here - I live in the Conejo (rabbit) Valley. Ugh!
My son has been hunting that thing with an airsoft gun to no avail. But in a little suburban yard I hestitate to bring in real fire power - wouldn't want to put a hole in a neighbors window... or child!! So, how do I trap this… Continue
Added by Leslie Hackney on September 24, 2010 at 3:15pm —
I am embarking on a rite of passage, a pilgrimage many devout gardeners take at some point in their life; the quest for their Master Gardener Certification. This journey begins with an exhilarating rush: meeting classmates for the first time, receiving your binder- let me introduce you to your reading material, AKA your new garden bible, for the next ten weeks- the courting of project coordinators looking for new volunteers and the… Continue
Added by Jennifer Koester on September 23, 2010 at 6:27pm —
Delinquent deer can't stand Radio 4
Gardeners have unleashed a secret weapon in their fight against delinquent deer – Radio 4.
Allotment owners in Pitstone, Buckinghamshire, have set up alarms that blast out the [BBC] station after realising the intruders could not stand human voices, especially those of Libby Purves and The Archers.
Added by Alison Clarke on September 23, 2010 at 4:47am —
Funny, but my favorite flower arrangements are not the fresh firsts of spring or the bright crayon colors of summer. I love fall bouquets.
It started when I used to teach herb classes in the fall. I would go around my garden and gather as many herbs as possible to teach my students about the depth and breadth of herbs; parsley and sage for sure, echinacea that's easy, how about juniper berries and...see my bouquet and read more at The Garden… Continue
Added by Rhonda Fleming Hayes on September 22, 2010 at 3:03pm —
Well, it has been outrageously hot here--and dry. I have a whole group of plants that need to go in the ground, but it is so much easier to keep them watered in their pots. I keep waiting for the heat to break, but things are not looking good. I finally did do some much-needed watering. I hope it was not too late for a couple of viburnums that look pretty awful. Maybe they'll be fine after I prune them back in the early spring.
Plus I have two bird of paradise in huge pots brought to… Continue
Added by Janice Ketchie (Z8a Ga) on September 20, 2010 at 11:15am —
As Spring has just begun here in Oz, I took the time to look back at just what was flowering during Winter in my garden here in this dry tropics area of north-eastern Australia.
This is a post from my blog that shows all the lovely blooms I could see around the garden from June through to the end of August - our Winter months.… Continue
Added by Bernadette (Australia) on September 19, 2010 at 6:01pm —
Added by diana Z9 Houston, Texas on September 19, 2010 at 2:20pm —
I really must brave the heat tomorrow and do some planting; with this heat, I will have to be careful about keeping the new babies watered. My "ugly plant sale" hostas arrived from Bridgewood Gardens and they are wonderful, especially the miniature blue mouse ears. I discovered today how dry everything is and how I have been neglecting watering. Ran some soaker hoses and long slow drinks on many shrubs not on the soaker hose "circuits." Have to continue tomorrow. My Beautyberry and caryopteris… Continue
Added by Janice Ketchie (Z8a Ga) on September 17, 2010 at 10:57pm —
On Sunday Wanda and I visited the White Garden, a Conservancey Open Garden, remarkable for: a woods walk that is a stone garden; a house designed after a Greek temple, spare and beautiful; a garden replete with a marvelous collection of antique stone sculptures - like a museum; and beautiful ponds with a tempietto and a swan in one. I took 100 photos and it was hard to pick just 5 or 6.
Added by Jamie Ogle Shafer on September 17, 2010 at 7:27pm —
While I wiping up the crumbs and juice from yet another delectable BLT, let me tell you about my personal tomato field trial this summer. The proof is in the sandwich.
Read more at The Garden Buzz
Added by Rhonda Fleming Hayes on September 17, 2010 at 2:30pm —
It's a beautiful day in North Florida today. Temperatures were in the
60's this morning and I don't think we've hit 90 yet. With cooler temps
comes the urge to resume gardening. The community garden in Wellborn
is plowed and ready for fall planting. A list of what we'll be planting
this weekend can be found at the end of this post.
I moved… Continue
Added by Barbara Barker on September 16, 2010 at 3:49pm —
Is there a good method to keep critters from digging up freshly planted bulbs?
Added by Laura Daniels on September 15, 2010 at 7:42pm —