Plant List for the 2016 Spring Sale
      By lavender at Apr. 30. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: Events, Plants

      We currently have over 800 plants. There are 60 irises, 130 day lilies and 92 shrubs/woody plants. There may be only one or two of some of the others or there may be many. There are quite a few native plants and pollinator plants this year. The list is as complete as we can make...

      Curious Weather…….Winter 2015
      By lavender at Mar. 18. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: Weather

      Pat presented us with this picture of forsythia blooming in December. Hers was not the only one that bloomed and we had reports of pansies and violets in bloom, as well. We were finding dandelions in December and many of the spring bulbs were poking their leaves above the soil. Just what effect will this...

      The Grass is Always Greener………
      By lavender at Mar. 18. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: gardens, Uncategorized

      Remember the old Erma Bombeck book, The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank? I’m sure that she meant it as a joke considering that comedy was her stock in trade but perhaps there some truth in this. Think about what your septic tank does and how it works. All of the household waste...

      Are Colored Mulches Safe?
      By lavender at Feb. 11. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: Uncategorized

      Is colored mulch safe for plants? There is certainly a lot of controversy surrounding these colored mulches. We may be asking the wrong question when we put the emphasis on the colorant. The problem with colored mulches is that often they are made of scrap wood. This is actually the most dangerous aspect when dealing...

      Burning Bush (Euonymus )
      By lavender at Feb. 11. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

      We received a number of burning bushes, both small starts and 6-8 inch plants, at the spring plant sale. This is a very showy plant in the fall and it might make an interesting bush to incorporate into some of our plantings. There are some things one should know about this shrub before planting it....


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