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In today's episode we talk all about chickens, especially how they can be used to prepare a vegetable garden plot.
A biological process whereby a plant produces and releases a substance into the soil which is toxic or a growth suppressant to other plants.
You can use a cheap plastic funnel and a plastic tomato stake to make a space-saving piece of garden art that also functions as a different type of vertical garden.
Those wonderfully large Elephant Ear leaves can grow so large that they start to droop and fall to the ground. Here is an easy solution to keep your "ears' standing up and off the ground.
A propagule is a vegetative part of a plant, such as a bud, shoot, sucker, runner, cutting, seed, spore, etc., from which a new plant may develop.
Cheap and Easy Seedling Protection with a Chickenwire Tent
By nolo, August 31, 2013
In my garden, protection from birds and rabbits for a few days gives seedlings a better survival rate. The tents fold flat for storage.
Composting with Worms, It's Easier Than You Think!
By prairiegirl, August 30, 2013
Red Wigglers are my garden's secret weapon, and it is easy to get started.
ATP Podcast #32: Apples for the South, Rose Hips, Fall Chores and More
By dave, August 29, 2013
In today's episode it's a blitz of various gardening thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Dave discusses apple varieties for Texas and Trish shares all her recent herb and rose drying projects. We also wrap up wildflowers week by talking about our favorite articles from last week.
A loose cluster of flowers growing on the end of a stem and made up of small stems with one or more flowers each. Some examples are hydrangeas, lilacs, oats, and many grasses.
Do you struggle with sugar ants in the house? Line your walkway with marigolds. Also, when you deadhead the marigolds, crush the spent flowers along the outside of your window sills. Works great as a natural deterrent on ants of all sizes.
If you have to be away from home for an extended period of time and you have a lot of hanging baskets and/or container plants, put them all in a child's swimming pool or other large container.
The microwave is a great way to quickly fix an ear of corn.
Deadheading your roses (and other perennials) during the summer months not only keeps them looking tidy, but also encourages more bloom and helps to extend the growing season. In the fall, I let the roses go to seed to set hips.
It doesn’t take a lot of space or expense to establish a Monarch Waystation, and the rewards can be great.
I grew up loving wildflowers. During the 40s and 50s there weren't many other flowers available in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. I also grew up loving color and I was particularly attracted to red. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered very few red wildflowers growing in my mountains.
Frostweed is a lovely perennial plant that is native to Texas and many other states, but has been ignored by commercial nurseries.
Growing wildflowers successfully is easiest if you don't try to fight what happens naturally in your location. Find out which wildflowers are native to your area and be true to your region when selecting varieties for your garden. While it can be very tempting to try wildflowers that flourish in other parts of the country, the best results can be achieved by growing only species that are native to your area.
These are my personal views on growing plants and a little overview of some European wildflowers
It's raffle time again! Get those acorns out and grab some tickets!
This beautiful annual of the Fabaceae family is the most recognized Texas Native Wildflower.
Do you want to attract bees, butterflies, and/or hummingbirds to your garden? The best way to lure pollinators into your garden is to plant things they love. Pollinators love wildflowers. These are a few of my favorites that are loved by pollinators and are easy to grow.
"None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones." ~ Forbes Watson, art critic and writer, 1879 - 1960
Don't pitch those freshly cut rhubarb leaves into the compost bin/pile. Instead, tuck those leaves up, under and around your rhubarb plants. They provide excellent mulch as well as extra nutrients for your plants.
In this week's episode, we dive straight into talking all about trees, how to buy them, plant them, care for them, and yes, how to kill them! We don't want you to kill your trees, though, so learn from our lessons and keep your trees happy and healthy with our time honored tips and ideas.
I just spent the better part of an afternoon extricating the perennials in one of my flower beds from the death grip of field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). Weeds don’t come much nastier than this thug. It’s considered one of the most noxious weeds in the world.