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Monthly archives for March, 2009

Woodchuck Foiled

Woodchuck Foiled
Gardener saves salad from neighborhood bullies. The Pop-Up Net can be used over a 3×3-foot bed (as shown) or anchored right to the ground. It’s the time of year when I walk the perimeter of our backyard and make repairs to the fence. It’s the only thing that separates our perennials from the gang of woodchucks that [...]

Sleepers, Awake!

Sleepers, Awake!
The first harvest of 2009 has begun here in the north country. It’s maple, coming in drop by drop. Pure maple sap The first harvest of 2009 has begun here in the north country. It’s maple, coming in drop by drop. Much of the snow has melted, but the landscape remains brown and rumpled, showing no signs of life, no tra [...]

Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul
Brighten someone’s day with home-grown flowers. Rembrandt Dahlia Mixture Who Dun It Dahlia My cutting garden last year, including: Hot Crayon Colors zinnias from Renee’s Garden Seeds; an electric orange gladiolus that I’ve been saving year to year (it first came in a bag of mixed colors); Green Star Gladiolus; [...]

Heucheras That Beat the Heat

Heucheras That Beat the Heat
The efforts of several plant breeders over the past decade have inundated the market with scores of new varieties. The result: improved flower size and color, new foliage colors, patterns and leaf shapes. Caramel Heuchera is a runner-up for the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year award. A trio of coral bells holds the corner [...]

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden
Just like an art museum, each time you visit a public garden there’s always something new to appreciate and inspire. The Japanese Garden in Portland, OR. Once springtime arrives and I’m finally out in the garden, it’s almost impossible to pry me away from home. I hate the thought of missing a single minute. When the weekend c [...]

NEW Kitchen Garden Planner

NEW Kitchen Garden Planner
Check out our new, interactive tool for planning a vegetable garden. The High-Yield Garden is one of six pre-planned gardens in the Kitchen Garden Planner. You can also use the planner to design your own garden. Here’s some good news! It sounds like more people than ever before are planning to grow a vegetable garden this year [...]

Going Native

Going Native
Starting with the native species, perennial plant breeders are developing new cultivars with improved traits. Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) is a good native groundcover for sharply drained soils. Spring Symphony foamflower (Tiarella) brightens a woodland garden. Espresso cranesbill (Geranium maculatum) has d [...]

Biopesticides

Biopesticides
Control pests with environmentally-friendly substances derived from natural sources. Delphinium seedlings are prone to damping-off disease. The sowing instructions for the delphinium seed I ordered from New Zealand recommend adding a fungus to the germinating mix. Say again? Researchers discovered that a beneficial trichoderma fungus [...]

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