Showing posts with label Articles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Articles. Show all posts

Saturday, December 12, 2015

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Lanark County Master Gardeners - How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden
A windowsill Herb Garden is an excellent way to beautify your home and save money in the kitchen, Infographic has created this excellent graphic and cheat sheet to help you grow herbs indoors and out.  Read More

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rose, The Queen of the Garden

Roses were first cultivated in China over 5000 years ago.  Today, there are thousands and thousands of roses to choose from.  Now, the most difficult thing about growing roses is selecting the one (or many) that is perfect for your garden.  Read more

Sunday, March 22, 2015

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are tasty, nutritious and can grow in our climate.  To learn how, read more.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Inviting Spring in--A Guide to Starting Seeds Indoors

Do you want to get a jump start on Spring?  Consider growing some of your own transplants.  Do you ever wonder when you should start your seeds indoors and out?  To find out, Read more.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Amaryllis--Getting it to Rebloom

Christmas has passed and many of our special houseplants are looking sad.  Can you really make your Amaryllis rebloom?  Read more

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Edible Garden Newsletter January 2015

The January 2015 Newsletter features articles on Crop Rotation and Growing Edibles and Ornamentals in the same bed, interesting Did you knows, recipes and book reviews.  Check it out and tell us what you think.  Read more

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gardeners New Years Resolutions

Two of the top New Year Resolutions are Lose Weight and Exercise More.  Spending more time in your garden (especially the vegetable garden) helps you accomplish these goals.  When making your New Years Resolutions this year, think of some ways you can make your garden even better.  How can you include your garden in your resolutions?  These resolutions give you different options for each topic.   Read more Happy New Year from Lanark County Master Gardeners!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Symphony of the Soil

We don't grow plants, we grow soil.  Soil grows plants.  This excellent 2 minute video drives the point home better than any long article about the importance of soil.  Watch Symphony of the Soil.

NOTE: When I posted this link they were showing the full version for free--but that ended after a week or so. I had only watched the first part and that part is very good. It provides a good explanation about where our soils come from and why they are all different. Unfortunately, then the video goes down hill. If you do buy it, be aware that the second half of the video is not worth watching.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Growing Basil

Ancient Greeks and Romans thought basil would only grow if you screamed wild curses and shouted while sowing.  What type of Basil will you scream and curse at this year?  Read more

Monday, December 1, 2014

Edible Garden Newsletter December 2014

This edition of the Edible Garden Newsletter shows how one gardener plans Christmas Dinner from this summer's Vegetable Garden.  Also, learn about the benefits of Companion Planting.  Recipes, Book Reviews, Gift Suggestions and more.  Read on

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas and other Forest Cacti

Christmas Cacti are a joy to behold.  Unfortunately, this beautiful plant is often allowed to shrivel and die after the holiday season.  To stop being a Christmas Cactus serial killer read more

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Earwigs--Friend or Foe?

Earwigs can be a great friend to the gardener in their place.  How can you control them without using chemicals?  Read more

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ferns--Outdoors and In

Nothing says a Woodland Garden better than a Fern.  Read more

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Seed Catalogues Now Available!

Today, I received my first seed catalogue of the season.  This year it was Stokes who led the pack.  So many new varieties and plants to try.  Veseys Catalogues and all the rest cannot be too far behind.  If you are not on a seed catalogue mailing list order one or more for yourself.  Do you have a favorite seed company?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Clematis--Things are Looking Up!

Add height and beauty to your garden by planting one or many clematis.  Read more

Growing Gardenia

The Gardenia is a delight indoors with its large, waxy flowers and heavenly scent but it is not for the faint of heart.  Read more.

Grow the Spirit of Aloha! Grow a Hibiscus!

The Hibiscus is a spectacular houseplant that makes you feel like you are in the tropics every time it blooms. Grow one yourself. Read more

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Edible Garden Newsletter November 2014

Permaculture is the philosophy where the gardener works with nature, not against.  We care for the earth and we care for people and return the surplus back into the system.  This issue features articles about how one gardener brought this philosophy into a practical implementation.  Learn what a Hugel is and how to create and use one.  Book reviews, recipe and more.  Read more.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Catmint--a Treat for your Cat

Is it catmint or catnip? Either way, it is a real treat for your cat! Read more

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Create a new Garden Bed

Creating a new garden bed is back breaking work--Right?  Wrong when you use the No Dig approach.  Read more

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