Jul 31, 2019
Did you know that poppies were Christopher Lloyd's his
In his short essay about poppies, he introduces 'Goliath' poppies which grow to 4 feet tall and offer the largest blooms of any poppy.
Lloyd wrote about the blooms saying,
"They are rich crimson, which is as exciting as scarlet. In choosing...
Jul 30, 2019
Have you tried growing Castor Bean?
It's one of Michael Pollen's favorite plants.
Check out the way he starts his article on the plant called, "Consider the Castor Bean" :
"Pretty they are not, but a garden can labor under a surfeit "sur·fuht" of prettiness, be too sweet or cheerful for its own good. Sometimes...
Jul 29, 2019
Do you have children or grandchildren?
A Peter Rabbit Garden is a lovely idea for you to consider.
Of course, Peter Rabbit is the creation of Beatrix Potter, who was a noted botanist and mycologist. (A mycologist studies fungi). Potter's garden was located at Hill Top Farm.
In making your Peter Rabbit garden, you...
Jul 26, 2019
Have you tried to propagate roses through
Maybe you want to pass along an old rose from a friend or simply make more of your own.
You can take a cutting of your rose, which is also called a slip.
When it comes to selecting the right stem, I look for a long, young shoot.
These new shoots are about the...
Jul 25, 2019
Are you growing Cleome?
My daughter just had her senior pictures taken and I took some cuttings from the garden for her to hold during her photo shoot. For one of the pictures, I had her hold just one large white blossom in her hands. It looked like a giant puffball and it had a very etherial quality about it