From the Garden

  • How to Grow Godetia — Clarkia

    Clarkia–commonly called Godetia–is a Western wildflower adapted to gardens. Godetias put on a showy display of subtle white, lavender, pink, red, and yellow flowers from late spring into summer. The cup-shaped flowers can be single or double. Godetia is a good choice for mixed borders and mass displays and in meadows and wildflower gardens. Sow […] More

  • How to Grow Buddleia – Butterfly Bush

    Buddleia, butterfly bush

    Buddleia or Buddleja — commonly called butterfly bush — produces a great profusion of mostly long, colorful racemes in shades of lilac and purple mostly. Flowers appear in tapered sprays at branch tips. The blooms attract butterflies. They are also excllent cut flowers with a long vase lift. Buddleia is an evergreen, semi-evergreen, or deciduous […] More

  • How to Grow Goldenrod — Solidago

    Solidago, commonly called goldenrod, produces branching heads of golden yellow blooms from mid-to-late summer. Solidago is an upright, clump-forming perennial with slender, pointed green leaves. The plant may need staking. Solidago is a good choice for color in the late summer border or wild garden. Solidago is a good cut flower. Plant Solidago where it […] More

  • How to Grow Rose Mallow — Hardy Hibiscus

    Hardy hibiscus, also called perennial hibiscus and rose mallow, is a woody-based perennial that bears widely funnel-shaped flowers with spreading petals that are white, pink, or crimson. The flowers are borne on erect stems with broadly ovate to lance-shaped mid-green leaves. The botanical name of the hardy hibiscus is Hibiscus moscheutos. The hardy hibiscus has […] More

  • How to Grow Onion Sets


    Onion sets are small, dry onion bulbs grown the previous season but not allowed to mature. Grow your own onion sets from seed. It is not difficult, does not require much time, and can put you ahead in both time and money. Planted in the second season onion sets produce an early crop of bulb […] More

  • Seed Sprouts for Eating

    Sprouts alfalfa1

    Sprouts are the young shoots from the germinated seeds of vegetables, beans, and grains. Many seeds can be sprouted for eating. Mung beans and alfalfa are the most common seeds for sprouts. Other common seeds for sprouts include adzuki, cabbage, chives, red clover, fenugreek, garbanzo, lentil, mustard, peas, radish, and black sunflower. See the list […] More

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