Itching to know what type of soil you have??? forget soil tests, look no further than the weeds that grow in your gardens. I just ran across this mega-interesting article explains what the weeds in your garden are telling you. It lists the most common weeds and what type of soil they grow best in. […]
The first year I started the nursery, I was given a clump of ribbon grass to add to my small collection of plants. I planted it out and was so thrilled at how fast it grew. ‘This is gonna be a great start to the nursery’, I thought. I got 12 plants out of 1 […]
Ive been working on this experiment. Instead of composting in a pile or a bin, Ive been throwing my garbage straight in the gardens. Have I done the unthinkable? I’ll tell you how and why I’ve been doing this.
Before winter after fall, that one week before it really gets cold is the week to protect your new or in danger shrubs from them cute rabbits. I use 3′ tall chicken fencing. Burlap can also be used. When protecting shrubs from rabbits, I find it important to use stakes or old utility flags bent […]
Its no secret, good soil grows good plants. You know it, I know it, but the experts in the horticultural trades are learning more… Agriculturists are discovering soil secrets to grow healthy, gargantuan plants that cut fertilizer costs to a minimum. Good soil is all it takes. And you can GROW good garden soil. Thousands […]
Oh man do I love this plant. It grows like crazy. Its super pretty. And if you prune it, it will flower all summer! Super hardy and evereager to please. Check out the Bristol Ruby Weigela. I think we have a winner!
Organic Weed Control I couldn’t live without my newspaper. Not because I actually read the newspaper, but because it does my weeding for me! Newspaper is a highly effective way to snuff out established weeds in the garden. It creates a biodegradable barrier so that sunlight cant reach weed and grass roots and doesnt allow […]