Nectaroscordum siculum (Mediterranean bells)
      By lavender at Aug. 5. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: Bulbs

        There is another “allium” that a number of garden club members  have asked about. Their picture is below and I took it in my garden so excuse the poor focus. This plant is Nectaroscordum siculum, formerly known as Allium bulgaricum. Taxonomists have decided that it is not a true allium. It is also found...

      Rain Gardens Demystified
      By lavender at Aug. 5. 2015. with No Comments

      One of the sessions at the Native Plant Festival at Shaver’s Creek was on rain gardens.  Time constraints and choice of material left large holes in the presentation through which, those of us who were not familiar with the particulars, quickly tumbled. Considering the amount of digging and soil shifting involved in constructing a rain...

      Planting Pots and Baskets
      By lavender at Jul. 5. 2015. with No Comments

      There is a lot of sound advice available for planting pots window boxes and hanging baskets but some of it is only learned by trial and error. Preparing the pot is important. Preparing it to suit its location and your life style is even more important. Of course you want a planter that had adequate...

      The Peanut… Arachis hypogaea
      By lavender at Jul. 5. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

        At the Girl Scout program one of the young ladies shared the information that a banana was a berry and a strawberry was not. Then Nancy asked the fatal question, “What is a peanut”. That is an interesting question for a peanut is not a nut and it has one of the weirdest growth...

      Angelonia
      By lavender at Jul. 5. 2015. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

      While the Penn State trials are slow to be put on line, information on one annual evaluated in the 2014 trials found its way into an article out of University Park. The point of the article was that all new plants aren’t necessarily the best of the species. Frequently, the older plants in the trials...


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