From the Garden

  • How to Grow Angel’s Trumpet — Datura

    Datura–often called angel’s trumpet– is an annual or short-lived perennial that bears stiking trumpet-shaped flower. Flowers are commonly white and up to 8 inches (20cm) long and nearly just as wide. Flowers appear in mid to late summer; they are followed by large spiny fruits which are poisonous. Datura’s fragrant flowers appear on trailing stems […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Prune Raspberries

    Raspberries on vine

    Raspberries are perhaps the most delicate fruit. This makes them a good choice for home growing and fresh picking. Just harvested raspberries quickly pass from ripe to overripe. It is difficult to find them just right at the market; they should be eaten within a day or two of picking, otherwise, they should be frozen […] More

  • How to Grow Cushion Spurge – Euphorbia

    Cushion spurge – botanical name Euphorbia epitbymoides – creates symmetrical dense mounds of pale green leaves topped with chartreuse flowerlike bracts. Cushion spurge brings a splash of bright color to the garden from spring well into summer. Foliage turns deep red foliage in autumn. Cushion spurge is one of the longest lived and easiest-to-care-for perennials. […] More

  • How to Grow Chamomile — Chamaemelum

    Chamaemelum — commonly called Chamomile — is commonly grown for its medicinal flowers and for its foliage which releases an apple-like fragrance when crushed. The leaves and flower heads can be dried; the leaves are used in potpourri, the flowerheads for herbal tea.  Chamaemelum can be grown as an ornamental lawn for a courtyard or patio where […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Catnip Herb

    Nepeta cataria

    Catnip is an herb that has been attracting cats for more than 2,500 years—and that’s just recorded history. The gray-green foliage when bruised or rubbed releases oil that is irresistible to cats. But catnip is not just for cats; catnip is a member of the mint family and like other mints catmint can be used […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, Prune, and Harvest Grapes

    Bunches of Vitis Labrusca grapes

    Growing backyard grapes is not difficult, but success depends upon choosing the right variety for your climate, training the vine, and pruning regularly. Grapes require a cold spell during the winter (but not a killing freeze), warmth in spring for flowering and fruit set, and heat and sunshine in summer to ripen the fruit. Dessert […] More

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