Growing Carrots

Growing Carrots Carrots are normally bright orange-red in color, and there are a number of different types and shapes. New varieties are have been introduced over recent years to remove the woody yellow cores from carrot roots and this explains the terms ‘red cored’ and ‘red cored improved’ attached to some varietal names. About this Plant… Family: -Umbelliferae Genus, species:  -Daucus […]

Daisies, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Daisies The word “Daisy”? was formerly written Day’s Eye, and the Daisies are really well named, for there is no season in the garden when some sort of Daisy is not in bloom. The Shasta Daisy, Chrysanthemum maximum, is like a field Daisy seen through a magnifying glass. Most of us like the bright, Daisy-like flowers and we are delighted […]

Sedum – Stonecrop, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Sedum – Stonecrop If there is a rocky spot in your garden you will desire a number of sorts of Sedums, for they are most interesting in habit, leaf and flower. Sedums are wild with us in America, but there are also many sorts in Europe and Asia. SPECIES. Sedum spectabile. Showy Stonecrop. This is one of the most handsome […]

Bog Gardening

A POND is not an essential feature of the bog garden, although its presence is to be desired when you can use the overflow to feed a marsh. It is essential, that the soil of the marsh garden be kept in a moist, swampy state through out year. The site of the bog garden must, naturally, be low-lying and where the […]

The Pacific Northwest Rock Garden

This is a south facing view of my garden where the rock garden resides. The soil was to hard to have Alpines or Rock garden plants to thrive so I had to raise the soil. The neighbor had a few large boulder left from the rock wall and a little talking the the tractor guy, I was able to get […]

Pacific Northwest Bog Garden

With the “Oh lucky me” hardpan soil, I contracted the bulldozer to dig a hole 20 feet x 20 feet x 18 inches deep. I covered the hole with two layers of 4mm black plastic. Then, I filled the plastic with peat moss, clay, sand and left over rock form the construction site. IT WAS A MUCKY MESS…now it looks […]

GROWING VEGETABLES

There are several forms of vegetables which, while the culture is not specially dissimilar, may yet, for convenience, be divided into five classes: those the edible part of which is produced beneath the surface of the soil and are known as root vegetables; those which set fruit above ground; those whose fruit is produced on vines; such plants as are […]

Coreopsis – Tickseed, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Coreopsis – Tickseed Coreopsis is surely one plant that should be in every garden as it is one of the most popular hardy, yellow flowers. The common name, Tickseed, is very appropriate because the seed of the plant looks like a bug; however, the flowers are exceedingly attractive. They first begin to bloom early in June and are a mass […]

Planting Colorful Chrysanthemums for Your Garden

Beautiful hardy Fall Chrysanthemums October and November are the months which marshal in the Chrysanthemums and if these months be cold and rainy, the flowers do not develop well, but if the days are warm and the nights frosty, but not freezing, these flowers are in the height of their glory. “All through the budding Springtime, All through the Summer’s […]