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Was shopping for a friend...in a nursery, of course. Was only there to buy specifically for the friend...
A potato will indeed conduct electricity...In fact, there are many vegetables and fruits rich in ions that will work...
This species is an annual and a prolific self-seeder. It was this trait that inspired John McCrae to write the poem In Flanders Field
Have daffodils? The bulbs are very toxic. Eat enough of them can result in convulsions and cardiac arrhythmias...
It is all about food, food for all, food issues ... and it is worldwide...
Drat! There is another American bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) in our pond.
Our plants always create a bit of a stir when visitors encounter them in the garden. And late summer into autumn is when they really shine.
We think one of our cucumber plants was stricken with this disease although the leaves only showed wilting, no yellowing...
I am particularly fond of the sedges with the vase-like form of golden-hued Carex elata 'Aurea' topping my fave list...
I cut back my lupines as all parts of the plants but the blossoms were covered in powdery mildew thanks to the damp.
As I said previously, it has taken me a few years of trial and error to find which plants will perform decently in shade...even deep shade.
Fun and frivolity in the garden as spring brings out the best in Mother Nature
Presentation ideas included roses, begonias, fuchsias, landscaping and pruning...
When it comes to pruning, I am the ultimate Nervous Nellie. Always too afraid to take off too much...
I turn to looking at...or rather drooling over...pristine gardens laid out on glossy paper...
The different species have been divided into groups ... mostly defined by whether they have red- or black-coloured berries.
And Hosta of the Year 2013...is named Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'.
T'was the night before Christmas and all round the yard; Most plants are sleeping like Geranium 'Ann Folkard'
Evergreen shrubs such as rhododendrons, laurels and Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' are holding court over our garden now...
Oh boy. It's a jungle in the grocery store. Far better to grow your food in your own back yard... Sorry. Better think again.