Tag Archives: Plant

Making a Herb Swag

A week ago I went with my friends Janet and Nicole to an evening class where you were taught by a local florist in their shop how to make arrangements, while incorporate fruits and vegetables.  We had a great time, learned a few tricks and afterwards we went and celebrated our beautiful creations over sushi […]

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Drying Herbs

Do you have an abundance of beautiful herbs still growing in the garden and would love to continue enjoying them through out winter?  Drying them is a great solution.  It is great to have dried herbs hanging close at hand that you can quickly trim and use in your cooking during those cold and chilly […]

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Seed Gathering Saving

I never thought to collect my own seeds until my sister showed me how.  It was years ago, she was in town visiting and we had decided to take the kids to a local amusement park.  The park had several beautiful flower beds with hundreds of perennial flowers in full bloom.  She saw a flower […]

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Japanese Anemone

I saw a photo of a Japanese Anemone in a magazine years ago, and fell in love.  Now I have a garden full of these beauties.  I truly fine them lovely and can’t stop taking photos.  Their clusters of unopened silver-furred buds are just as enchanting as their soft five petal blooms. One of their […]

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Fall Garden Planting & To Do List

Even though you may still be pulling the sprinklers around and gardening in the morning and evening to avoid the heat, its time to start thinking about our Fall vegetable gardens. Depending on where you live or what you want to grow, you may be able to plant seeds and transplants this month. Around here […]

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Milkweed Bug- Good or Bad?

There are two types of Milkweed Bugs that love to hang out on the Milkweed plants: the Large Large Milkweed Bug and the Small Milkweed Bug.  Both feed on the seeds of the Milkweed plants.  They look almost exactly the same, except for, you guessed it, one is smaller than the other. Now what is a Milkweed Plant? […]

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The Effects Of Hot Weather On Your Garden

I like to order my seeds from a few different sources, one of them is JUNG SEEDS.  They sent out their newsletter last weekend and an article touched on the Hot Weather and its effects on our garden.  Since my garden really took a beating during the heat wave, I found the article really informative, […]

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Dandy Dill

I love my Dill plants more for their blooms than the use of the herb in my kitchen.  In the middle of summer heat when most flowering perennials are not looking their best, this tall beauty is showing off its goods. I started mine from seed years ago, because I was told butterflies love them. […]

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The Many Layers of the Onion

Because Onions are small and their tissues leave little or no trace, no one is sure where onions started their long life.  Some believe that they go back to prehistoric days as one of the first vegetables in the prehistoric diet.  Many botanists believe it originated in central Asia over 5000 years ago. Onions may […]

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Making the Most of My Time in the Kitchen Garden

I’ve recently had a couple of people question the amount of time I spend in the garden. I thought about their questions and what I do do to work productively.  In the spring and early summer I do spend several hours each day with maintenance, staking, stringing and mostly weeding.  Which is something all gardeners […]

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