Why would I container garden? Good question! Suppose you were in this predicament: You resided in an apartment, or maybe you live in a condo with no yard space? What if you were like so many gardeners who actually have a great garden space, but just need “a little something” on the front porch? A container garden is exactly what you need. Many gardeners will even strategically add containers to their flower garden or amidst their flower beds, just to fill a void that nothing...
This morning I decided that my Sea Buckthorn berries were ripe and ready to pick. I have been eagerly waiting for this day because this is the first year we have had enough of a harvest to do anything and it looks like a bumper crop! Initially, I had two wonderful helpers with me. They love to go blueberry, raspberry, currant and apple picking so they were quite excited by the idea. Unfortunately, they quickly became discouraged and I was soon the only one picking. Picking the berries is...
Do you want color, texture and beauty, but you don’t want to be sowing seeds, digging up your gardens every spring and fall and weeding out unwanted plants in between? Perhaps you too might want to create a wild garden instead of a bed of winter sensitive annuals. By wild, I do not mean that I am trying to recreate the wilderness. Instead I mean to copy nature’s inspiration and plant or encourage attractive flowers, shrubs, trees and grasses in locations and patterns where they will thrive...
Dec. 31/12 the back-storyThe snow has piled on the roof of my porch… and has started leaking through some spot in the roof into my porch… and into the storage places filled with “stuff”. (Anyone want to come here and climb up on the roof to clear it off?) the middle-storyOne of the treasures amongst “the stuff” is a collection of scrapbooks of my Mom’s. She has put together dozens of these books and on one of her cleaning sprees she cleaned out ...
Gateway: links to our projects, blogs, and forum discussions re: growing our own food With the current state of our environment and our society many people are beginning to grow their own food, whether that is on a farm, in a backyard or on a balcony. This shift to “back to the basics” has many gardeners learning about strategies to work with nature to create an abundance of organic goodness. Here, at GardenTenders.com, our members share lots of information and first-hand ex...
Few weeks ago I received a message from Jroot if we should have Garden Tours & Art forum category. Since there are some forum topics already that fit in this category, I decided to finally creat the category and I moved 2 topics in it. If you find any related topics, please let me know and I will move them to our new Garden Tours & Art forum. Enjoy!
Someone sent me these pictures. This is a flower from Thailand. It is also a protected species. It is not allowed to be exported. This will be the only way we will be able to view this flower. Some info on the flower.
This is most of my containers for this year. <div></div>
August 14/10 most of today was spent in the kitchen. At the end of the day I have: 7 quarts of sweet pickles 5 quarts of stewed tomatoes 5 trays of dehydrated cherry tomatoes (my 3rd dehydrator full of produce) With tons of tomatoes still ripening, I’m in the process of finding out which preserving technique is best for which type of tomato. Cherry tomatoes: work great in the dehydrator. I just quarter them, leaving a smidgen of skin holding the sections together. This ...
I traded one of my red hibiscus with a friend for this pretty pink one.I have a feeling it is a tropical and has to be brought in for the winter but I’m kinda hoping it’s a hardy perennial that I can just plant in the garden.I need some help from our experts to ID this plant please.I tried to get pics from all angles and the stems and leaves. The friend I got it from knows nothing about it. <div></div>
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