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Attracting Beneficial Insects with Self Sowing Plants

Fighting pests in our gardens couldn't be easier with a few easy to grow plants that take care of themselves.  They can be planted covertly among your vegetables, or prominantly displayed within  flowerbeds close by. 

Vegetable garden friendly flowers need only to be planted once, and they'll return to help you fight…


Added by Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA on February 22, 2012 at 3:27pm — 5 Comments

Hardy Kiwi Vine...or In Other Words...Actinidia kolomikta

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Kiwi Vine and Limelight Hydrangeas,

The hardy kiwi is an exciting vine to have growing in your garden that many people…


Added by Judi Julian on February 22, 2012 at 2:48am — 4 Comments

First Signs of 2012 Garden

I planted my seedlings on the 12th and one week later, I already have seedlings coming up in the trays that I used the seed heat mats. I think I may have to look into purchasing a couple more. Right now, I just rotated trays so that the ones that have not sprouted yet are now on a heat mat. As the seedlings…


Added by Noelle Kaler on February 20, 2012 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Red Fox

A little surprise this afternoon - walked out to my backyard and out of the corner of my eye - not 3 feet away came a red fox, about as large as a medium sized dog! He didn't seem to mind me much just watched for awhile and then slipped into the greenery. At least he did not seem aggressive.  We've been seeing more of them in our urban neighborhood.   My only hope is that they don't become a bigger nuisance than the racoon that tore through…

Added by Sharon DeWitt on February 17, 2012 at 7:27pm — 10 Comments

seed arrival!!!

My seeds arrived!!!

     I am most excited to plant them...Can you tell?.... ha ha ha.... I can plant all my lettuce at the same time now.  I will be putting them in the coffee cans.…


Added by Virginia Robertson on February 16, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments

The Toad Lily

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Toad Lily


Okay I want to start this off by saying I have yet to plant this little beauty, but it is one…


Added by Ralph Edge on February 16, 2012 at 9:38am — 1 Comment

Starting AGAIN Feb.2012

It is only the middle of Febuary down here in the Gulf Coast area but spring is just around the corner, hovering.  The weather gurus do not predict any more freezing temps here, our last average frost date is March 1st, but according the them, there are no jet stream propelled artic blasts headed our way.  So, while I know I am taking a chance here, basing my gardening start on the weather people I am starting anyway.  It has been so mild many things did not die at all, some are still…


Added by Lisa Gibson on February 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Febuary 15th

Cold days and colder nights, can;t wait for the warmer weather again so i can start growing some more plants.

Added by michael sprawling on February 15, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Today in My Garden....

I went to the garden this morning and picked a basket full of collards and some kale. I put most of that in the freezer and then saved a mess of collards to cook for lunch. They were so tender and took no time at all to cook! Looking forward to the left overs tomorrow. Do you know they taste even better the next day? Friday I pulled a big bowl full of turnips. I seasoned them up with a pan full of other root veggys…


Added by Rita Brown on February 12, 2012 at 11:34pm — 1 Comment

Updates... and News!!!

Shopping Spree

     Okay, maybe I'm a little behind on ordering my seeds... I did it though... Hoorray!  I went to one of my favorite catalogs and looked at it for a couple of weeks!!  I couldn't quite make-up my mind... I did a lot of thought, remember I have to be very thoughtful...  One of the thoughts is, that I am really excited to have a variety of lettuce..…


Added by Virginia Robertson on February 11, 2012 at 1:04pm — 2 Comments

Growing old with my Mom

  Imagine my surprise to see that I had been featured here on Garden- Share. It's been months since I've had a chance to visit the site, but it felt like an old friend had dropped an impromtu note to say hello and remind me there is another world out there.

 Since June of 2011, I've been a full time caregiver for my 79 y.o. Mom, who fell on June 21 and broke her left hip. Six months later on December 14 she fell again and broke her right hip and elbow. It's been a tough…


Added by Briana on February 8, 2012 at 12:20am — 6 Comments

Ground Hog Day - Spring Around the Corner

Ground Hog day. Spring is close and I can feel it coming on. What to do? Remain calm I have 6 more weeks.  

I am starting to look at some of my beds that need mulch and wondering what my first move will be.  I have a utility trailer and the transfer station sells it really cheap. (5.00 a front end load). So between now and the next couple of weeks I am planning on getting really dirty one day.

Added by John Tx Zone 9 on February 2, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments

South Florida garden views January 2012

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

Living in Zone 8a ,

 looking for some shrubs that can take some shade and grow to 3 to 5 feet tall with some color

Added by Kathy Bolin on January 27, 2012 at 11:01pm — 2 Comments

Vertical Gardening Tips -- Planting a Phytopod

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…


Added by Eluem on January 26, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map - Has Your Zone Changed?

The new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is finally out at …

Added by Clare Oliva on January 26, 2012 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Finished Koi Pond!


Four feet square, 3 feet deep and home to 4 "Ugly" Koi...Skeletor, Moose, Spot and Goldie...

I think it came out beautifully!



Added by Karen Andris Ruhloff on January 27, 2012 at 4:12pm — 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…


Added by Rita Warfel on January 24, 2012 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

Garden Indoors With House Plants

I know I've talked a lot recently about house plants. I guess it's because I'm surrounded by them because we have to bring so many of our plants in for the winter.

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…


Added by Judi Julian on January 24, 2012 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

Keeping Up with Tools

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…


Added by Freddy J. Hill on January 21, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments

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