Saturday, July 12, 2014

Podcast: Canada Blooms & The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation - Book Review

 Canada Blooms
  • Theme:  Let's Play
  • March 13-22, 2015

Book Review
  • The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation:
    From Seed to Tissue Culture  (Second Edition)
    Michael A. Dirr & Charles W. Heuser, Jr
  • 5/5 Stars


    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Got Clean Fill: Part 2

    This is all that is left of the clean fill that is left to move to the backyard.

    What is left of the clean fill
    Both of the Cornus alternifolia variegata have been planted.  Bruce also lined both garden beds with rocks (one man rubble) Now just have to do the finishing touches and probably sod the area. 
    Cornus alternifolia variegata planted.

    Cornus alternifolia variegata
    Cornus alternifolia variegata
    Sunflower container area. 

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    Canada Day Weekend in our Garden

    Canada Day in our garden.  These are the first tomatoes from our garden.  Power Pops is the variety.

    First tomatoes of the season - Power Pops

    Patio Containers

    View from the patio table
    Another container on the patio
    Petunia container

    Calibracoa in a cauldron
    Hanging baskets
    More tomatoes to ripen
    Indigo Rose tomato
    Ripening tomatoes
    Waiting for these tomatoes to ripen!

    The hardy orange that is 25 years old did not survive last winter.  It should have survived but obviously did not.  No idea why!

    It did not survive the winter!
    Relaxing on Canada Day
    Relaxing on Canada Day

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

    Podcast: Garden To-Do List for Now

    Garden To-Do List for Now (July)
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    For those of you asking, "Is the hardy orange tree really dead?"  the answer is YES!  It is July and there is absolutely NO green growth or buds on this tree.

    Dead Hardy Orange Tree