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Entries from May 2009

Perennial Flower Profile – Lupine

May 29th, 2009 · 6 Comments

My fiancncé brought home some flower seeds a few years back and Lupine was one of them.  I was happy with the germination percentage and gave it a shot in the ground to see what happens.  We were very into settling on perrenials and giving them space in the flower garden.  The lupine did not [...]

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Tags: Flowers

Ruth Stout’s System of Mulching – Lazy is Genius!

May 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The first time I read the Mother Earth News article about Ruth Stout’s No-Dig Gardening, I said
“yesss!  I love this woman. This is one of those lessons of a lifetime.”
Her technique has faced skepticism from all sides but to me, has always seemed to be a fantastic approach:
“mulch everything…and mulch some more.”

Her attitude of “this [...]

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Tags: Flowers · Herbs · Organic Gardening Techniques · Vegetables

Hostas – Divide and Conquer

May 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments

So you have some large and tight hosta plants just screaming to spread themselves far and wide?
Dig Them – Split Them – Transplant Them!
It doesn’t get any easier than this.  Hostas seem delicate but their roots are very strong and can bounce back from poor treatment.  I love to dig them up and split them [...]

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Tags: Organic Gardening Techniques · Transplanting