After seeing my sister’s garden this past weekend, I felt a little guilty about not finishing the book Weedless Gardening by Lee Reich, which is the current, and final, selection of the Garden Blogger’s Book Club.My sister could use a little help to control the weeds that came up in her vegetable garden, “the minute her back was turned”.I won’t show a picture. It’s not her garden’s finest hour, believe me. And she's family and I make it a practice never to show something 'bad' from a family … [Read more...] about Weedless Gardening
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I'm a bit late in announcing the August-September selection for the Garden Bloggers' Book Club, but there is still plenty of time! How about reading Weedless Gardening by Lee Reich with me?Why did I pick this one? Because I've got a great big area along my fence that I want to prepare for planting, and the methods outlined in Reich's book should help me build up my soil from the top down, instead of using the traditional method of digging it all up.If I like his methods, and they seem to make … [Read more...] about Join Me In Reading A Gardening Book!
Welcome to the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club Virtual Meeting post for July 2008.Don’t you just love virtual meetings? You pick your own time, place, and refreshments. If it was evening and you did happen to be here, you could run out and see my vegetable garden as the sun sets.Or if you prefer morning, let’s make it brunch, and you could see the vegetable garden here at May Dreams Gardens before the heat zaps the squash leaves, causing them to wilt each day by noon.But it’s no problem, they perk up … [Read more...] about Garden Bloggers’ Book Club Virtual Meeting for July 2008
What is it about gardeners?What is about gardeners that they’ll wait for years for the perfect bloom on a special plant, and never question the time, attention, and space they give that plant for all those years?What is it about gardeners that they’ll go out in the fall and take their neighbors’ bagged leaves in the early dawn hours so they can use those leaves for compost in their own garden?What is it about gardeners that they can be perfect strangers one minute, and then upon realizing they … [Read more...] about What Is It About Gardeners?
Blooms Do you know how to get Delphiniums to bloom in your garden? I've always wanted to have Delphiniums in my perennial border with tall spires of blooms in all shades of blue reaching for the sky. I had moderate success a dozen or so years ago, but after a season of bloom, the delphiniums always disappeared from the garden. Last year, I did some research and decided to try some Foerster hybrids. I purchased seeds, sowed them indoors and ended up with several nice little delphinium … [Read more...] about Blooms and Books
The time has come to announce the June – July selection for the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club.It’s summer-time, the grape vines are going wild, and the livin’ ought to be easy, so I chose something a bit more light-hearted, a book and topic that we can hopefully just enjoy and not think too much about.Want a hint?Look at your hands. Do you have calluses on your palms, a few scrapes and scratches on your fingers, and dirt under your finger nails? No matter how much you scrub your hands, do you find … [Read more...] about Garden Bloggers Book Club June – July Selection