Jun 28, 2019
Today is National Paul Bunyan Day.
In Minnesota, most folks fondly remember the tales of Paul and Babe - his big blue ox.
Speaking of big, Many gardeners have a fondness for giant plants. They are perfect if you have lots of space, or if you just prefer the look of tall or giant plants.
You can Celebrate Paul Bunyan Day...
Jun 27, 2019
Today is the very first National Onion Day.
It was founded by the National Onion Association which represents almost 500 growers from across the United States.
The association celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013. Onions are a member of the bulb family. There are twenty-seven different types of onion. They all...
Jun 26, 2019
Have you ever needed to move a bumblebee
We discovered a nest under the basketball hoop on the driveway when the guys came to sealcoat.
To move it, I waited until dusk. Then I grabbed a terra cotta pot that was a little bigger than the nest... and my pizza peel from kitchen.
I placed the pot over the nest...
Jun 25, 2019
Did you know that the most popular giant hosta is Empress Wu?
At maturity the plan is 5 feet tall with an 8 foot spread.
Pictures don't really do the Empress Wu hosta justice. Because of its size and fast rate of growth, Empress Wu demands soil that is consistently moist but not soggy.
Empress Wu was bred by...
Jun 24, 2019
Did you know that lilies enjoy being planted in part
They don't really like to be baked in full sun.
If you plant them in a little bit of shade, it will allow your plant to experience less stress and thus it will elongate its stem.
Lilies that are grown in full sun tend to be shorter and more stout.