Tag: flowers

Climbing the Green Ladder

climbing the green ladder

One of the great benefits of our day and age is that we have so many more ways to one-up the next guy. For example, depending on your perspective and priorities, you can feel better about either sending your child to a public school in need of kids from stable homes or a private school in need of poor kids to help level out the demographics. We do both, which puts our family on a real high horse.

Appreciating the Winter Garden

Two words bring together my feelings about gardening: appreciation and fascination. At the end of December, when time seems compressed and hasty, tasks are many and quiet moments few, the garden gives us time to appreciate a slower, gentler pace.…

Flower Planting Schedule

Planting Flower Seeds Recommended Not Recommended This table lists the recommended times to sow flower seeds for typical Zones 8-9. If you are in zone 7, for instance, go back a month, zone 6, a month and a half. If…

Harvesting and Drying Sunflowers

There’s more to harvesting and drying sunflowers than many professional growers realize How soon you decide to harvest them will depend largely on energy costs, temperatures, and whether you prefer them to dry naturally

Storage Tips For Sunflowers

The manner in which you store your sunflowers can play an important role in the preservation of your seeds (as well as the ease with which they’re unloaded) For example, if there is excess moisture during storage, it’s possible for the moisture to freeze the seeds, causing breakage

Creating a Beautiful Perennial Border

<div style=”float:left; margin:0 15px 10px 0″><img src=”http://www.gardensimply.com/graphics/1437.jpg” width=”235″ height=”166″></div> By Guest Author: Peter Gordon These are the steps I take in preparing and creating a genuine herbaceous border that is purely dedicated to herbaceous plants and does not include the…