Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Arts in the Garden will be held on July 12, rain or shine.  So far we have 11 artists demonstrating their art.  Come and join in the fun,  bring your special talent and show it off or just come and admire others, take a painting lesson, bring your camera or just stroll thru the beautiful gardens.

Our special for this week is 20% off any of the mints--peppermint, apple mint, spearmint, or chocolate mint.  Mention you saw it on my blog.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Lois Elvidge is the winner of our drawing for $50.00 in free perennials from our open house drawing!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Do you wear your gardening gloves? Here is a reason to put them on. There is such a thing as rose gardener's disease. It's comes from a soil-borne fungus and can enter your bloodstream through small nicks. Initially small, painless bumps appear on the skin and can turn into larger bumps that resemble boils. You will probably need to get a prescription to get rid of it, if you should get it. I have been gardening with roses for more than 35 years and have never had it so I assume it must be very rare.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Here is an interesting tidbit I read recently. Did you know that peat moss that is totally dried out sitting in a container on your deck in full sun is combustible? Some home fires have been attributed to this. Don't let those containers dry out, keep them well watered, remove dead material, and don't let anyone put out a cigarette in them.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Using herbs for salt substitute

Instead of using salt on that beef roast try the following herbs to enhance the flavor: bay leaf, garlic, parsley, and thyme. On poultry you could use marjarom, oregano, pepper, rosemary, sage, and thyme.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Are you thinking about a rain garden next spring or already have a wet spot that needs planting? The following are some really hardy perennials and also natives that like it damp: Swamp milkweed, New England Aster, Blue flag, Cardinal flower, and New York Ironweed.

Monday, October 18, 2010

If you are looking for plants that do not need a lot of water here are a few suggestions for next spring: coreopsis, daylilies, red hot poker, peony, artemesias, mountain mint, ice plants, portulaca, russian sage, asters, coral bells, lamb's ears,
chives, hens and chicks, sedums and yarrow.