John Zvirovski, For the Sun
Most everyone has heard of the old English garden flowers by the name of Canterbury Bells. These 3- to 4-foot plants always bloom in their second year of growth as they are known as a biennial. This is a plant that grows vegetatively during its first year and blooms during its second, at which point it drops seeds and repeats the process. Their numerous flowers are produced on sturdy stems and are in the shape of large bells. Their beautiful colors of blue, purple, pink and white will cool the summer garden.
It always amazes me how quickly the summer season seems to fly by. There is always something going on whether it is working in the yard, cleaning out the garage, working on other outdoor projects or just socializing. It always seems difficult to get everything in without feeling rushed. As gardeners, we seem to be busy all the time, but we also need to take a time out to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Grab a glass of wine and sit back for a few hours and enjoy the gardens you have created.
We often hear about food products that are considered the “perfect” food. One of those foods that truly is near perfect is the potato. Humans can actually survive on a healthy diet of potatoes with the addition of milk or butter for a well-balanced diet. Milk and butter contain the two vitamins that potatoes do not contain, vitamins A and D.
When is the right time to fertilize?” is a common question in the gardening world.
What is propagation?
This past week has really been a blessing for anyone who was tired of being cooped up. To say one has spring fever is just an understatement!! Just to be outdoors without being bundled up is a wonderful feeling and I finally get to discard the socks and shoes and feel the earth beneath my feet once again!
If you have been on the lookout, you will have noticed that nea
Ithink spring fever has set in and I am not sure if it is because the sun is shining more, the days are getting longer, or that the month of March has arrived. I’m pretty sure it is a combination of all of those. It seems the older I get the faster the seasons seem to go by, including winter. Oh, I have heard people say it has been a long winter and that they can’t wait for spring, but personally I don’t think it has been that long of a winter at all! And coming from me that says a great deal as I don’t care much for the cold and I love to be in the garden.
Like many gardeners, when I see a plant that I must have in ano