Mid June to mid September is the rainy season and is the best time to add new plants. I have used this period to enrich my terrace garden with many new additions and will blog them in parts. OreganoOregano or wild marjoram is a hardy aromatic herb. The aroma is strong and resembles that of marjoram. The plant is used as a culinary herb and has medicinal properties. It is an essential ingredient of chilli sauce and is used in many Mexican dishes. Here in India it is used for making Bhajias ...
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 ...
This is most of my containers for this year. <div></div>
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>
Here are some of the Morning Glory I have for this year. <div></div> This is my Blue Tri Color Morning Glory
Progressing through out “SPICES”, we look at Creativity and the impact gardening has on this area of our development. Creativity is a vital part of living a healthy life. It comes into play with problem-solving, with envisioning possibilities, and with expressing one’s inner self, (to name a few areas). As gardeners, we are constantly being creative – from planning our gardens regarding contents as well as lay-out, to finding ways to work with Mother Nature. Ther...
We’re bringing to you the interview with Brad Kemp – the expert in Container Gardening. Enjoy! Q1: What is your personal goal re: gardening? I think I’m always striving to try new things, new varieties of flowers and even new ways to grow them. In my mind, I always have this huge goal of walking through the gate to our backyard and gazing upon a grand display of perennials and annuals with my little raised bed garden in the back just full of vegetables. Have I ever seen that portr...
“If you are looking for me,” my answering machine reports, “I’m still in the blueberries. When I get my life back, I’ll give you a call.” The good news is that I have passed the peak of the picking when I picked three and a half buckets. Took me close to 5 hours. Now the tops of the bushes are nude and the ripening fruit is all down on the lower half which means you feel like you have planted a rice field by the time you are done. The weather has c...
I was out taking some pics of the garden the other day and thought I’d post a couple blossom shots. The pumpkins only open in the morning. You can see a couple watermelons stariting to fatten up next to them. The sunflowers have started to sag and shrivle, I think due to the cucumbers blocking their sun, but the smaller blossoms are still looking happy.
Well its not been the quiet Summer I had planned for, but it never is. Had to get a new computer then some other things happened, anyway hoping for a quiet Autumn. I know I am a bit early for that but I am ready for it. Let me update some stuff for you. Homemade Bird Feeder: Still works like a charm but the birds are not having much interest in the food anymore. ??Container Gardens: Still beautiful, dying off for the change in weather though, they say its going to be outrageous hot ...
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