Evergreens provide interest in the coldest time of the year. Birds find shelter from the bitter winter. Used for privacy and noise reduction, evergreens are a great addition to landscapes. You don’t have to think Christmas tree when wanting to add them to your yard. Sizes and shapes range from ground (think juniper, yew, holly [...]
A Little Bit About Gardening
Archive for November, 2011
Use your leaves in the garden. Fallen leaves are rich in organic matter According to Texas A&M University, “they contain 50 to 80 percent of the nutrients a plant extracts from the soil and air during the season.” Three ways to use leaves: Mulching. Shredded leaves will decompose faster, but it’s not necessary. Fall mulching [...]
It is pretty official now, the garden is down for the winter. Perhaps the kale and chard will last a bit longer, as well as the mums, snapdragons, and rosemary. A little end of the season list: dig up remaining dahlia bulbs to store over the winter in a dry, dark spot with a range [...]
After clearing out much of my garden this weekend, I decided to get creative with the seed packet making.I had some old construction paper and stamps….voila….personalized singing dog and cat seed packets. Perfect for snapdragon, cosmos, globe amaranth, and zinnia seed!
I always use random pieces of paper to keep my collected seeds, but Heavy Petal, a Vancouver garden site (lucky them in zone 8), has given us gardeners a template. What an adorable nasturtium design! And…just in time!