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...
The New Zealand Flax is completely unrelated to the flax which produced the flax seed ( linseed) but was so named because of the similarities in the properties of the fibres and its uses. The Maori had discovered the 1001 uses of the NZ Flax or Harakeke long before pale-faced Europeans showed up.Actually related to the lilly, it sends up shoots of flowers at about the same time as the lillies bloom.The plant can be quite large, some are over 3m tall and 2m wide. The flower stalks can b...
Our new Create & Share Challenges are opportunities to share ideas, tips, and techniques. We invite you to participate, even if it is to post a “don’t try this because look what happened when I did it” tip. Preserving the ProduceDo you have a favourite tip or recipe for preserving garden produce (whether fruit, veggie, or flower)? Post your “preserving wisdom’ in our GT Blogs, tagged as “CS1”. PRIZES One random winner in Can...
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!
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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...
Hi All - The attached video may be of interest to some of you thinking about a deck or landscape design project; I captured it from my PC some months back showing how I use a design software package to take much of the risk out of expensive & elaborate projects like this. I thought I’d post it here, and I also have a more extensive deck & landscape design visualization article on my website as well if anyone is interested. I seriously got my money out of this little softwa...
This is just a friendly reminder that the entry deadline is July 31, so there are just 4 days left to submit your entry. There are 23 projects posted already. Don’t miss the deadline and the opportunity to win our GT T-shirt
9 interesting entries have been posted in our “Preserving the produce” challenge and it’s time for a random draw. Here are the winners: Iris43 - starter kit for preserving from Bernardin Weedwacker - GT T-shirt Sharad - GT T-shirt Congratulations and thanks to all members! View all entries
It has been three months ago when we’ve announced Container Gardening Chalenge and in the end we all can admire 25 beautiful projects. I would like to thank all contestant who have taken the challenge and posted pictures of their containers. Here are the random winners of our cool GardenTenders T-shirts: Sharad Bon GMman Congrats to the winners! view all 25 entries
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