Drought Tolerant Container Plants
      By lavender at May. 27. 2017. with No Comments

        When we have a dry summer we often retrospectively rethink our plantings. While in ground perennials survive with only a bit of extra watering, it is those baskets and planters that we so optimistically planted in May that keep us watering and watering and watering. While we cannot predict if we are going to...

      DTEGC Annual Spring Plant Sale
      By lavender at May. 7. 2017. with No Comments
      Posted in: Events

      Updated 5/16 The Down to Earth Garden Club will be holding its annual plant sale May 19, from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and May 20 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The sale will be held at BMP Systems Inc. at 1263 Maple Ave, DuBois, PA. There are over 150 varieties of plants. Total inventory at this time...

      Madia elegans ‘Tropical Fruits’
      By lavender at Apr. 4. 2017. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

          A new plant has come to my attention and I have 50 seeds. Perhaps it isn’t so new as it is a native wildflower found from South Central Washington to Baja California. As an ornamental however it seems to be more popular in Europe than it is in the US. The seeds are...

      Ramblings on Grapes
      By lavender at Apr. 4. 2017. with No Comments
      Posted in: Fruit

      Quite a few wineries have sprung up in our area fairly recently. There are 10 listed in a 25 mile radius of DuBois. The first few could have been and probably were considered to be someone’s hobby, tax write off or retirement dream but 10? While they probably don’t grow all the grapes they use,...

      How to Divide a Taproot
      By lavender at Apr. 4. 2017. with No Comments

      Generally speaking we are told that plants that have a tap root cannot be divided. A taproot is a long slender fleshy root that goes straight and deeply into the earth. A carrot is a modified taproot. It is designated modified because it is also a food storage area and is generally thicker than the...

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