Monthly Garden Report for December
Unlike many of you, I saw no let up of gardening weather at the end of November. It has been unseasonably warm and wet, almost like a maritime winter but colder. I’ve been reminding myself to resist the temptation to go out and muck around as the ground is too soft and easy to compact. It is excellent weather for the transplanted Subalpine fir. I’ve not been too worried about it not...
The reason for considering water first, before carrying out the aesthetic...– Landscaping on the New Frontier, Meyer, et al. Utah State UP, p. 50.
Corn Meal Gluten As Pre-Emergent A Hoax!? →
I’ve applied corn meal gluten as a pre-emergent based on claims that I have read from several different sources. Since I was planning on reapplying come spring and since it provides a big source of nitrogen, I was researching adding amendments with phosphorus and potassium for a more balanced fertilizer. Imagine my surprise when I came across this post from Oregon State which could not...
I hate to say it, but there’s a certain degree of vulgarity, in my mind,...– Daniel Hinkley, Nova, “First Flower.”
How To Make A Wreath
This is how I make a wreath. It is not the only way to make a wreath, but this is the way I like to do it. You will need: An hour to an hour and 30 minutes of your time; more if you use the soak method to prolong the wreath’s life 18 inch wire wreath frame 24 or 26 gauge green floral wire 5 Gallon bucket filled with a bit of water and full of evergreens, broadleaved or otherwise. Fir,...
Meet "Plantaholism," my new tumble blog
You may have noticed a new feature in the sidebar: You’re A Plantaholic When…. I’m taking all of my #youreaplantaholicwhen tweets and I’m compiling them into a traditional tumble blog, plantaholism.tumblr.com. I plan to include some additional goodies like photos and news links, maybe even some conversations. It’s also a communal blog; I’ve set it up so my...