Growing Tomato Seeds

Purchase and Prepare Your Tomato Seed Because your garden soil compacts too easily and can harbor organisms that may cause diseases it’s a better choice to purchase a prepared seed starting mix. A good commercial seed starting mix is often a blend of peat moss, vermiculite, and perlite. I like to thoroughly combine the seed starting mix with warm water […]

Drying Tomatoes – Heirloom Tomato

Drying Tomatoes Sun Drying: Carefully wash and dry your tomatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise. If you decide to remove the seeds try not to remove the pulp. Use a spoon or your fingers to scoop out the seeds. To shorten the overall drying time, cut a slit in the sides of the tomatoes to facilitate air flow. Place the […]

Plant Fritillaries this Fall

These are less common spring-flowering bulbs that you plant in the fall as you would the more common daffodils and tulips.  Their flowers come in a range of colors, and are generally bell-shaped, either in clusters or single.  Plants range from six inches to three feet or more.  Being less common, you may need to order many of the selections, […]

Planting flower bulbs

Ornamental bulb plants, commonly known as flower bulbs, are charming plants that are admired by gardeners. They owe their popularity to their vivid colours and the magnificent scents they excrete. Parallel leaf venation and limited branching of the overground shoots are characteristic for this group of plants. The majority of bulbous flowering plants bloom in the summer, although there are […]

Tomato Plant Request – Heirloom List

Why should you wait for a tomato plant or an heirloom tomato plant when you can get the seeds today. Backyardgardener.com is proud to offer a great selection of heirlooms! Tomato Seed list 1884 Heirloom Tomato Seeds Abe Lincoln Heirloom Tomato Seeds Ace 55-Tomato Seeds Airyleaf Heirloom Tomato Seeds Aker’s West Virginia Heirloom Tomato Seeds Aker’s Plum Heirloom Tomato Seeds […]

Lamppost Half-Circle Garden Plan

Lamppost Half-Circle Garden Plan An elegant touch for any landscape is a lamppost surrounded by beautiful perennials. You don’t even need a lamppost to create this floral display. You can substitute a signpost, small tree, trelllis or a metal or wooden post with a decorative top. (Consider, for example, a post topped by a charming weather vane.) To create an […]

Garden, Red Welcome Plan

Garden, Red Welcome Plan Show your guests how welcome they are by adding these five beautiful varieties in shades of red to a walkway, around a porch or in containers surrounding an entranceway. Roll out the red carpet for your guests with the Red Welcome Garden. It has a very special way of brightening up the landscape, as well as […]

Rose, Very Special Garden Plan

Rose, Very Special Garden Plan Each of these varieties in this exceptional Rose Garden is a delight in itself, but when planted together they create a display of special grandeur. The three Climbing Roses create an especially clever color harmony – crimson red, pinkish red and a bright yellow, double flowering rose. We have them planted together so the canes intertwine […]

Garden, Summer Magic Complete Plan

Garden, Summer Magic Complete Plan Specially selected by nursery professionals to provide variety, charm and lavish color for any garden. Three each: Black-eyed Susan, Red Coral Bells, Dwarf Gaillardia, Blue Chip Campanula, Little Miss Muffet Daisy, Ivory Peach Bellflower, Pink Coneflower, Butterfly Blue Scabiosa, Moonbeam Coreopsis and Pink Coreopsis. Includes complete planting instructions.   A) Coral Bells, Red B) Daisy, […]

Home Entrance Garden Plan

Home Entrance Garden Plan Say welcome to your visitors with a delightful entrance garden that adds long-lasting color and interest to your home. A continuous display of blooming flowers will give visitors and passersby a cheerful greeting from spring until the blooming season ends in fall–with very little attention on your part. One of the nicest ways to welcome those who […]